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Woman dies from Japanese Encephalitis in Nawalpur


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2023 Sep 05, 16:09, Tribeni (Nawalparasi)
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A woman has died from Japanese Encephalitis at Nawalpur of Nawalparasi (Bardaghat Susta east). According to Chief of the District Health Office, Nawalpur, Keshav Prasad Chapagain, the deceased has been identified as the 66-year-old woman of Kawasoti-2.

She was admitted at Chitwan-based hospital on August 23 and died on the next day. It was the first case of death from Japanese Encephalitis in the district in the current fiscal year, shared Chief Chapagain.

Japanese Encephalitis was confirmed only after the death of the woman as it takes time to get the test report.

He further said the Japanese Encephalitis was detected on seven persons in Nawalpur in last fiscal year. Of them, five lost their lives from it.

Similarly, a 15-year-old girl of Devchuli municipality-15, suffering from Japanese Encephalitis, is receiving treatment at ICU of a hospital in Chitwan, mentioned Chapagain.

Japanese Encephalitis has been detected at two local levels of the District and blood samples of some people living in these areas are being collected today for the test. ---


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