Dengue in Nepal
05 Sep 2023
Nepal’s Ministry of Health has reported 23,127 suspected dengue cases as of 4 September with 14 deaths confirmed across 75 districts. The province of Koshi in the East has reported 76% of the cases to-date, followed by neighbouring Bagmati Provicne with 14% of the cases. The top 5 districts affected are Sunsari, Morang, Dhading, Jhapa and Kathmandu. The majority of cases (66%) have occurred in August 2023.
Advice for Travellers
Dengue is an infection spread by mosquito bites that can cause a severe flu-like illness.
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.
- You can protect yourself by avoiding mosquito bites at all times.
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.