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Kala-azar patients increasing in Kalikot

30 June 2023  

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KALIKOT: All five local levels in Kalikot district have recorded Kala-azar patients this year.

Black fever, commonly known as Kala-azar, is seen mostly in the tropical region of the country but has now spread in the hilly districts as well.

Public Health Officer of District Health Office, Kalikot, Katak Bahadur Mahat said that the patients of Visceral Leishmaniasis are found in Pachal Jharana, Palata, Sanni Triveni and Naraharinath rural municipalities.

He said that 20 patients with black fever were found this year. In the fiscal year 2020/21, Kala-azar was seen in 43 people and 28 in fiscal year 2021/22, Mahat shared.

Chief of District Hospital Dr Sanket Bishwakarma said that the impacts of climate change are to be blamed for the outbreak of black fever in the hilly districts.

“This disease is seen with the increase of mosquitoes followed by the rise in temperature in recent years,” Dr Sanket shared.

Publish Date : 30 June 2023 12:51 PM

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