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Dengue in Nepal

03 Oct 2022

The Nepalese Ministry of Health reports the annual rainy season has led to a large increase in dengue fever cases in recent weeks.

As of 28th September 2022, 28 109 dengue cases (including 38 deaths) have been reported across Nepal.

Affected Provinces are:  Bagmati (21975 cases), Lumbini (3125 cases), Sudhur Paschim (850 cases), Province 1 (829 cases), Gandaki (677 cases), Madhsesh (413 cases) and Karnali (238 cases).

Dengue fever is an infection found in tropical and subtropical climates worldwide. It is spread by mosquito bites and can cause a severe flu-like illness.  

There is no vaccine against dengue licensed in the UK. 

Advice for Travellers

The mosquitoes which transmit dengue bite during the day, between dawn and dusk.  They are particularly persistent and aggressive.

If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.

If you develop a high temperature (fever) either during or after travelling to an affected area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and give details of your recent travel history.

For further information see the dengue fever page.