As many as 1,710 people have been confirmed infected with dengue in Sankhuwasabha district.
The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division has expressed its concerns to the rising number of the dengue patients in this mountainous district. However, Bhotkhola and Chichila rural municipalities have not reported the dengue patients in the district.
The Division on Friday held a programme to share information on dengue control and treatment by inviting the chiefs and deputies of all 10 local levels and chiefs of health section at the district headquarters in Khandbari.
Director at the Division, Dr Rudra Marasini, urged the local levels' representatives and health officials to proactively work to control dengue by raising awareness on public, activating school health nurse programme and mobilizing health volunteers to disseminate message on dengue control and prevention.
Likewise, Dr Marasini asked to expedite the 'search and destroy' campaign.
The virus spreads from the bites of mosquitoes infected with dengue virus. Infected mosquitoes bite humans especially during daytime, it is said.
The symptoms of the disease include fever, severe headache, eyeball pain, body aches, loss of appetite, joint and muscle pain, stomach and intestinal disturbances.
According to doctors, people should wear clothes that cover the whole body, sleep inside mosquito nets at day and night, and use ointment to prevent mosquito bites while working around the house and in the fields.