With summer just around the corner, fifteen people have already been detected with plasmodium falciparum and plasmodium vivax, the deadliest form of Malaria in Banke district, RSS reports
As a result, health authorities concerned are on a high with the disease likely to rise with the onset of monsoon.
People suffering from plasmodium falciparum and plasmodium vivax show symptoms of sudden fever, shivering and vomiting.
A similar rise in Malaria in 2006 had cost the lives of 33 people in Fattehpur, Gangapur and Holia VDCs of the district.
The health authorities in the district are planning to speed up free distribution of mosquito nets this year, with the cooperation of various organisations, according to District Public Health Office Chief, Jeevan Malla.
The number of Malaria patient had increased last year when the mosquito net distribution was not continued, he said.
Also called yellow fever, Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by eukaryotic protists of the genus Plasmodium. The disease results from the multiplication of Plasmodium parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that typically include fever and headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death.
It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Americas. nepalnews.com