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One death from SARI reported in Kathmandu (ht 24/05/2017)

Non-communicable diseases: Serious health concerns, by Anusha Ban (ht 23/05/2017)

Biratnagar at high risk of jaundice epidemic (ht 19/05/2017)

Chickenpox outbreak in Gadhimai, by Madan Thakur (rep 20/04/2017)

Musahar community at mercy of kala-azar, by Santosh Sigh (rep 12/04/2017)

Overpoulation invites cholera outbreaks in urban areas (ht 11/04/2017)

Chickenpox stalks children in Palpa (kp 31/03/2017)

Swine flu detected in Kathmandu Valley (kp 30/03/2017)

Zoonotic disease pandemic preparedness: Implement safety policies to protect citizens, advise experts (kp 25/03/2017)

120 new cases of TB detected daily in Nepal: Every year, 44,000 new cases are transmitted while 5,000 to 7,000 deaths occur due to TB, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 25/03/2017)

187 patients diagnosed with SARI so far this fiscal (ht 22/03/2017)

Essential non-communicable disease interventions in eight more districts (ht 17/03/2017)

Diarrhoea downs 58 in Dhading: ‘Contaminated water or food  may have caused the sickness’, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 04/03/2017)

Nepal aims for zero leprosy by 2020 (kp 29/01/2017), Stigma associated with disease still haunts Nepal, by Manish Gautam and Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 30/01/2017), Number of leprosy patients up in Tarai districts (ht 30/01/2017), Avoid stigma: The society can play a crucial role in eradicating leprosy. If the stigma associated with the disease is dealt this will be a big step forward (ht 30/01/2017), Awareness key to eradicating leprosy, by Anita Shrestha (ht 02/02/2017)

Sickle-cell disease rampant among Tharu community, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 14/01/2017), SCD test available in Dhangadi (ht 23/01/2017)

Researchers blame climate change behind increasing diarrhoea epidemic (rep 22/12/2016)

Rabies scare in Orang VDC: Villagers arrive in Charikot for treatment after two persons died in a month; Local health post without rabies vaccines, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 19/12/2016), Another rabies death leaves folk of Dolakha village fretting (kp 20/12/2016)

1,473 dengue cases in 30 districts in five months: Report (kp 08/12/2016)

Sickle cell anaemia a major threat in Tharu community: Health experts have called for tests for sickle cell anaemia before marriage as the children born to parents suffering from the disease are prone to infection, by Thakur Singh Tharu and Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 04/12/2016)

Report raises doubts over effectiveness of measles vaccine, by Manish Gautam (kp 29/11/2016)

Scrub typhus cases on the rise in Kailali: Four deaths in as many months this year, by DR Panta (kp 20/11/2016)

Jajarkot locals deprived of health care in face of diarrhoea epidemic (ht 19/11/2016)

Two dengue deaths in three days in Chitwan (kp 18/11/2016)

Dengue scare: 64 cases reported in 18 months in Mid-western Region (kp 17/11/2016), 36 people infected in Rupandehi (kp 17/11/2016)

Leprosy on rise in Jhapa, by Raju Adhikari (rep 14/11/2016)

Dengue found in Surkhet (kp 12/11/2016)

4 dengue patients found in Morang (kp 10/11/2016)

Chitwan Dengue coming under Control: DPHO (ht 08/11/2016)

Dengue cases rising in Banke, 45 infected so far, by Arjun Oli (rep 07/11/2016)

Over 200 cases of denguereported in Damak: Locals say the authorities have failed to put in place effective measures to  control the disease, by Parbat Portel (kp 06/11/2016)

First dengue case reported in Pokhara (ht 29/10/2016)

Scrub typhus kills teenage girl (kp 28/10/2016)

Dengue cases reach 521, test kits in short supply (rep 28/10/2016)

110 dengue cases recorded in Jhapa this season alone: Haphazard disposal of garbage fuelling dengue epidemic, by Raju Adhikari (rep 27/10/2016), Dengue cases expected to rise in Jhapa, say EDCD officials (ht 28/10/2016)

Schools closed after dengue outbreak in Chitwan towns (kp 26/10/2016)

Dengue outbreak: The best ways to prevent the disease from spreading in settlements is to remove waterlogged areas, keep the settlements clean and properly dump bio-degradables (ht 26/10/2016)

Panic among people with dengue scare unabated in Jhapa (ht 26/10/2016)

Health teams in Rautahat villages following rabies scare (kp 26/10/2016)

EDCD deploys teams to control dengue (ht 25/10/2016)

Low health coverage increases risk of epidemic outbreak in Kathmandu Valley (ht 24/10/2016)

TB cases declining in western region: Reports (ht 24/10/2016)

Fighting epidemics: Despite the early warning signs the fact that health workers in the valley failed to exercise caution and implement preventive measures says a lot about the way our health system operates (rep 21/10/2016)

Girl dies of scrub typhus in Chitwan (kp 21/10/2016)

Scrub Typhus claims nine in six months (rep 20/10/2016)

EDCD team in Chitwan after dengue outbreak: The team will assist health officials in the district in a campaign to destroy mosquito breeding places to control dengue spread (kp 17/10/2016), Dengue grips Chitwan, 219 infected, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 19/10/2016), 12 dengue cases found in Valley in last six days (ht 19/10/2016), EDCD warns of dengue epidemic in the Valley: Search and destroy campaign to be launched (ht 20/10/2016)

WHO calls for efforts to end tuberculosis (ht 15/10/2016)

59 new cases of scrub typhus in Chitwan (rep 10/10/2016)

Medical team sent to dengue-hit Chitwan for study (ht 06/10/2016)

EDCD starts Dengue search and destroy drive (ht 04/10/2016)

Scrub typhus outbrake: Infectious mites found in 70 pc of mice samples (kp 01/10/2016)

WHO calls for stronger measures against Zika (ht 01/10/2016)

Chikungunya infection found in Chitwan woman (kp 30/09/2016), Chikungunya case reported in Rautahat, by Tilak Ram Rimal (ht 01/10/2016)

Dengue, chikungunya cases in Valley, by Arjun Poudel (ht 28/09/2016)

Cholera detected in diarrhoea-hit Koiladi (kp 22/09/2016)

Patients suffering from viral fever increase in Bajura (ht 22/09/2016)

The Chikungunya menace, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 20/09/2016), Woman tests positive for Chikungunya (ht 27/09/2016)

Dengue case reported in Kathmandu (ht 18/09/2016)

Fresh cholera cases worry health officials (ht 16/09/2016), EDCD in bid to check spread of cholera (ht 17/09/2016)

Scrub typhus cases reported from 37 districts: Seven dead, 240 infected so far (rep 15/09/2016), Over 200 scrub typhus patients in Chitwan (ht 17/09/2016)

Govt fails to stem cholera spread, by Manish Gautam (kp 12/09/2016), Worth of water: Recurrent outbreaks of cholera should alarm authorities and jolt them into action (kp 13/09/2016)

Epidemiologists study mice for scrub typhus vectors, by Shiva Puri (kp 12/09/2016)

Polluted water causing fever, typhoid (ht 12/09/2016)

MoH urges caution against cholera (kp 11/09/2016)

Scrub typhus cases on the rise (kp 10/09/2016)

Cholera bacteria rampant in Valley water supply, by Arjun Poudel (rep 08/09/2016)

Capital sees increase in cholera cases, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 03/09/2016)

After Lalitpur, cholera spreads in Kathmandu (rep 02/09/2016)

Valley records 29 new cholera cases in a week (ht 31/08/2016)

Scrub typhus spreads in Kailali (ht 31/08/2016)

First detected in Aug 2015, scrub typhus has killed 13, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 28/08/2016)

Medical team in Chitwan to study status of scrub typhus (ht 27/08/2016)

15-year-old boy dies of Japanese encephalitis (kp 24/08/2016)

One dies of scrub typhus in Chitwan Medical Hospital (ht 24/08/2016)

Hundreds fall ill due to water contamination (kp 24/08/2016) [related to Ramechhap]

Fever patients throng Ramechhap hospitals (ht 22/08/2016)

EDCD weighs vaccination against cholera, by Arjun Poudel (rep 22/08/2016)

Stop the spread: Public awareness, case identification, and rodent control are cardinal steps to prevent a scrub typhus outbreak, by Binod Rayamajhee (kp 21/08/2016), Treatable Scrub: We should not panic over the current Scrub typhus outbreak as deaths from this disease can be prevented with simple drugs, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 22/08/2016)

EDCD confirms 68 cholera cases in Valley (ht 17/08/2016)

11 cases of scrub typhus reported in East, two dead (kp 14/08/2016), EDCD sounds scrub typhus high alert (ht 15/08/2016), Health institutes in East lack scrub typhus test kit: Health facilities have been sending blood samples to National Public Health Laboratory in Capital to confirm the disease, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 16/08/2016), 76 test positive for scrub typhus (ht 17/08/2016)

Preventing cholera: There have never been genuine attempts to identify reasons and risk factors of cholera outbreak in Nepal, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 13/08/2016)

51 cholera cases reported in Valley in one month (kp 12/08/2016)

53 scrub typhus cases in Chitwan (ht 10/08/2016), Over 50 cases of Scrub typhus found (kp 11/098/2016), 53 new cases of scrub typhus in Chitwan (kp 17/08/2016)

Viral fever patients up in Lamjung (ht 10/08/2016)

Spread of cholera unabated in Lalitpur (rep 08/08/2016)

30 cholera cases reported in Kathmandu Valley in a week ht 07/08/2016)

Viral feaver: Hundreds taken ill in Dolakha, Kanchanpur (kp 05/08/2016)

Common cold, fever patients on the rise (ht 01/08/2016)

Viral fever, diarrhoea afflict flood victims (kp 30/07/2016)

Skin infection among quake-displaced kids (kp 28/07/2016)

Viral fever, diarrhoea patients on rise in Salyan (kp 28/07/2016)

21 confirmed cases of cholera in Kathmandu Valley, by Arjun Poudel (rep 27/07/2016), 17 cholera cases reported in Valley (ht 28/07/2016), Cholera scare  (ht 29/07/2016)

Chitwan in grip of outbreak of viral fever (ht 26/07/2016)

Far-west region hit by seasonal diseases (ht 13/07/2016)

New threats: With the impending monsoon various kinds of vector-borne diseases loom large over Nepal, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 14/06/2016)

‘Waterborne diseases up’ (kp 12/06/2016)

Waterborne diseases rise with onset of premonsoon showers (rep 30/05/2016)

Risk of epidemics persist, by Arjun Poudel (rep 20/05/2016)

Viral fever cases up (ht 16/05/2016), Seasonal diseases on the rise (ht 17/05/2016)

Deadly disease in southern Humla: 18 people dead in three weeks; Health centres without drugs; Even Paracetamol tablets are unavailable at localhealth facilities , by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 07/05/2016), Seasonal diseases claim 25 lives in Humla (ht 08/05/2016), Med team deployed to flu-hit areas: Officials say that more than 15,000 people are affected by seasonal flu in the  southern region of Humla (kp 09/05/2016)

Two more die of flu-like disease in Humla VDC: People suffering from the disease have symptoms, including headache, fever and common cold (kp 01/05/2016)

Chickenpox suspected in Banke, Bardiya children, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 30/04/2016)

Flu-like disease kills 16 in two weeks, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 26/04/2016)

Seasonal diseases claim 10 lives in a week in Humla (ht 26/04/2016), Health workers’ teams treating patients in affected areas (ht 27/04/2016)

End malaria for good: Number one threat, by Chandra Mani Kafle (ht 25/04/2016)

Outbreaks attributed to lack of personal hygiene, unsafe water, by Janak KC (rep 23/04/2016)

‘Diabetes, thyroid disorders on the rise’ (ht 16/04/2016)

Healthy diet, exercise keeps diabetes at bay: WHO; ‘If not properly managed, the disease may cause serious damage to vital organs’ (ht 07/04/2016), Diabetic cases rising alarmingly (rep 09/04/2016)

NHRC concerned over Jajarkot diarrhea (rep 07/04/2016)

500 tuberculosis patients found in Kailali (ht 31/03/2016)

Chickenpox, measles break out in Rautahat (ht 31/03/2016)

NTC data mix-up raises alarm: Tuberculosis centre loses track of over 1,600 patients, posing serious public health risks (kp 25/03/2016), Call for collective efforts to fight tuberculosis (ht 25/03/2016)

More and more people suffering from COPD, say docs, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 20/03/2016)

Chickenpox infection rises in Jhapa, by Raju Adhikari (rep 19/03/2016)

A looming crisis: There is a real concern that TB would be transmitted to the healthy population residing in the temporary settlements, by Raz Mohammad Wali (kp 15/03/2016)

Govt ‘prepares’ itself for Zika outbreak (kp 10/03/2016)

Viral diseases stalk northern Gorkha: People mostly in the quake-hit settlements down with viral fever, diarrhoea and common cold, by Sudip Kaini (kp 26/02/2016)

82 percent of population at risk of diarrheal diseases: Study; E. coli found even in bottled water sold in jars (rep 26/02/2016)

Health experts warn of zika virus outbreak: Rising temperature responsible for spread of vectors in most of the districts, by Arjun Poudel (rep 23/02/2016)

Diarrhoea kills 2 kids, scores ill, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 16/02/2016), Medical team in diarrhoea-hit Dailekh villages, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 17/02/2016), Rotavirus caused diarrheal outbreak in Dailakh: EDCD (rep 18/02/2016)

Zika threat: We have in Nepal observed symptoms similar to Zika and frequent outbreaks of viral-origin fever have been reported every year, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 08/02/2016), Let us spray: As there is no vaccine or treatment for Zika virus,  prevention is the only option we have, by Sameer M. Dixit (kp 09/02/2016)

‘Nepal runs Zika risk post-monsoon’; EDCD: Mosquito linked to spread of virus is found in Nepal’s major  cities and towns, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/02/2016), Virus without borders: Govt needs to strengthen programmes to contain mosquito-borne diseases (kp 02/02/2016), Zika spread: Serious concern, by Chandra Mani Kafle (ht 02/02/2016), Over 200 docs trained to deal with possible outbreak of Zika virus (rep 02/02/2016)

Surkhet sees twofold rise in leprosy infection, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 01/02/2016)

Immunization gaps behind measles outbreak in Kapilvastu: CHD, by Arjun Poudel (rep 29/01/2016)

Banke kids at risk of contracting measles (kp 26/01/2016)

Unidentified disease claims lives of six kids: Public Health Office says it collected blood samples and sent them to Kathmandu for lab test, by Manoj Paudel (kp 20/01/2016), Measles suspected in five child deaths, by Kiran Man Bajracharya (rep 20/01/2016), DPHO mobilises medical team (kp 21/01/2016), Measles ‘under control’ in Kapilvastu villages, by Manoj Paudel (kp 24/01/2016), Measles claims one more child (kp 29/01/2016)

Anthrax fear grips Palpa village, by Madhav Aryal (lp 19/01/2016)

Tanahun on high alert after swine flu death (ht 19/01/2016), Docs call for immediate measures against influenza (rep 19/01/2016)

Flu claims Seven lives in Mugu, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 17/01/2016)

Swine flu patient dies in capital hospital (reo 16/01/2016)

Banda affects bid to control dengue, by Shankar Acharya (kp 22/11/2015)

Disease surveillance: Though Nepal has made great strides in the health sector, it is yet  to take significant steps in disease surveillance and research, by Sameer M. Dixit (kp 06/11/2015)

Cause for concern: In the absence of a vaccine precaution is the best defense against Scrub Typhus, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 03/11/2015)

Viral fever outbreak grips Mugu village, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 09/10/2015)

‘Cholera outbreak under control now’ (ht 04/10/2015)

SHAPU cases up among impoverished families in Dhading (ht 03/10/2015)

Dolakha goes on high alert for flu outbreak (ht 18/09/2015)

Quake-displaced people suffer from skin diseases, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 17/09/2015)

Japanese encephalitis claims life, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 11/09/2015)

Swine flu detected in Ramechhap patients (kp 04/09/2015), Swine flu detected in Bara village (kp 05/09/2015), Swine flu patients deprived of treatment, by Laxmi Sah (kp 06/09/2015)

Active cholera surveillance in Valley (ht 03/09/2015)

MoFALD sounds cholera high alert (ht 31/08/2015)

Possible solution: Though vaccines are available, prevention is still the best cure for cholera (kp 21/08/2015), Under observation: Nepal needs to invest in safe water supply systems and sewage disposal to prevent frequent cholera outbreaks, by Prativa Pandey (kp 21/08/2015)

Cholera cases on rise in Valley: A majority of the patients diagnosed with the disease come from Kuleshwor and Kalimati areas (kp 18/08/2015), Cholera remains uncontrolled in capital (rep 18/08/2015)

Stay alert: Most of cholera patients were found using bottled water for drinking purpose, but not from branded companies, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 15/08/2015)

28 found infected with Cholera in capital, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/08/2015), 20 patients test positive for cholera in city (ht 12/08/2015), Risk of cholera (ht 13/08/2015), 29 cases of cholera confirmed in city (ht 14/08/2015)

Jaundice cases on rise in quake-hit Barpak and Laprak VDCs, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 10/08/2015)

Cholera threat: Drink safe water, mind sanitation: Health officials (ht 07/06/2015)

Diarrhoea spreads in Musahar settlement (ht 07/08/2015)

Valley records first cholera case since April 25 quake (kp 06/08/2015), Cholera cases in capital confirmed, by Arjun Poudel (rep)

Tainted water spreading diarrheal infection in Kuleshwar (rep 05/08/2015)

Typhoid reported in quake-affected areas (kp 22/07/2015)

Unidentified disease claims two lives (kp 20/07/2015)

Pokhara alerted against dengue, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 19/07/2015)

Seasonal patients up in Tanahun (ht 10/07/2015)

Chitwan continues fight against dengue, by Chandani Hamal (rep 08/07/2015)

Kalaazar, dengue alert in Biratnagar, by Jitendra Sah (kp 05/07/2015), Stitch in time: Nation-wide awareness campaigns on kalaazar could help curb its spread (kp 07/07/2015)

Allergy, typhoid taking toll on Okhaldhunga quake victims (ht 30/06/2015)

Chickenpox breaks out in Bajura (ht 25/06/2015)

Measles stalks Banke, Bardiya (kp 21/06/2015)

Hepatitis E outbreak looms in Nepal: Experts; Could kill more than 500 pregnant women in the country (ht 19/06/2015)

EDCD to launch campaign against dengue (ht 18/06/2015)

5-year-old dies of measles; scores ill, by Kamal Panthi (kp 16/06/2015)

Mystery disease claims six lives in Siraha, Kavre (ht 10/06/2015)

Coliform jeopardising health in Bajura (ht 09/06/2015)

MERS alert: Govt asks S Korea, Middle East bound workers to take precaution (kp 09/06/2015), DoHS urges people to be cautious about MERS spread (ht 09/06/2015), MERS alert: Hundreds of thousands of Nepali migrants are wirking in the Middle East where the majority of MERS-CoV cases have been reported, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 17/06/2015)

Mass management: Fears of epidemic outbreak post quake miss the urgent need to look after the displaced (kp 03/06/2015))

SCA cases confound doctors in Kailali (ht 02/06/2015)

Disease outbreak risk: Health Dept to step up surveillance (kp 01/06/2015)

Govt warns outbreak of water-borne diseases: Water samples from Kathmandu Valley, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, Dhading and Gorkha test positive for coliform bacteria, including E coli; Experts say KUKL drinking water has high chlorine content to the point of being toxic, by Manish Gautam (kp 26/05/2015)

Seasonal patients up in far-west (ht 25/05/2015)

TB treatment continues despite quake (ht 11/05/2015)

Flu alert in Humla after six deaths (ht 24/04/2015)

Over 150 ill as flu grips Kalikot village, by Tula Ram Pandey (kp 22/04/2015), Flu spreads to Kalikot, Jumla (ht 22/04/2015), Rukum, Surkhet set up health desks (kp 23/04/2015), Flu-like disease grips Kalikot villages (kp 23/04/2015), Jajarkot flu spreads to Kalikot: Claims one, at least 204 infected, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (rep 23/04/2015), Flu infected in Kalikot reach 239; 23 critical, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (rep 24/04/2015), Death toll reaches 29 in Jajarkot (ht 24/04/2015), Jajarkot flu cases ‘recede’, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 24/04/2015), Koirala directs Health minister to up efforts (kp 24/04/2015), Jajarkot’s unsung heroes: Battling neglect and apathy, health workers have saved hundreds of lives in the Jajarkot flu outbreak, by Om Astha Rai (nt 24/04/2015), Running with the herd: To suggest that the state has remained a mere spectator in Jajarkot is not just wrong, it is selective reporting, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 24/04/2015), Over 12,000 treated in Jajarkot, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 25/04/2015), Health workers close to containing Jajarkot flu Say the disease will be controlled in about 10 days, by Dinesh Shrestha (ht 25/04/2015), Flu spreads to Kalikot, second patient dies, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (rep 25/04/2015)

Swine flu cases up in Chitwan (ht 21/04/2015)

Docs: Swine flu cause of Jajarkot deaths; 8 samples test positive for H1N1, by Manish Gautam and Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 19/04/2015), Three more die; Jajarkot flu toll 24 (ht 19/04/2015), Rukum folks worried (ht 19/04/2015), Army, police to send med teams (kp 20/04/2015), An unkind state Funds must immediately be released for doctors and medicines in Jajarkot (kp 20/04/2015), Plans need funding from the beginning, not when outbreak occurs, interview with Baburam Marasini (kp 20/04/2015), Swine Flu In Jajarkot: Remoteness A Curse, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 20/04/2015), One more dies of flu in Jajarkot: Death toll reaches 25; More than 4,000 patients not treated (ht 20/04/2015), Taming H1N1, by Sameer M. Dixit (rep 20/04/2015), Jajarkot is dying, do something!, by Subhash Ghimire (rep 20/04/2015), Epidemic exposes government’s lack of preparedness, by Janak KC (rep 20/04/2015), More medics to fight epidemic (kp 21/04/2015), Fearing for the worse: Half-hearted response to swine flu outbreak in Jajarkot has raised fear of the disease spreading in neighbouring districts as well (kp 21/04/2015), Govt response sparks sense of deja vu (kp 21/04/2015), Lack of preventive measures behind swine flu spread, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 21/04/2015), Health workers mobilised: Constituent Assembly members slam govt for poor action (ht 21/04/2015), Measures taken to check Jajarkot flu (ht 21/04/2015), 3 weeks into deadly flu, docs flown to Jajarkot, by Janak KC (rep 21/04/2015), 2 more succumb to epidemic, by Bhim Bahadur Singh and Manish Gautam (kp 22/04/2015), 18 more docs mobilised (kp 22/04/2014), Govt dispatches top medical team to Jajarkot to fight flu (ht 22/04/2015), Medicines start pouring in after Supreme Court order (kp 23/04/2015), ‘Swine flu broke out from SLC test centre’, by Durgalala KC and Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 23/04/2015), Flu claims two more lives in Jajarkot (ht 23/04/2015)

Mugu on high alert as epidemic threat looms large, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 17/04/2015)

One succumbs to swine flu‚ death toll reaches 18 (ht 17/04/2015)

Malariy: A losing battle; OAG finds no traces of 1 million nets (kp 14/04/2015)

3 die, 500 down due to flu-like disease (kp 09/04/2015), Unidentified disease claims four, hundreds ill (ht 09/04/2015), Unknown disease kills nine in two weeks in Jajarkot (ht 11/04/2015), Jajarkot in grip of mysterious disease: 11 die, hundreds infected in two weeks, by Janak KC (rep 11/04/2015), Unknown disease kills 8 in Jajarkot: Health Minister Khagaraj Adhikari as well as doctors are set to visit the area where around 1,000 people are ill (kp 12/04/2015), Three more die of unknown disease in Jajarkot: Death toll in two weeks reaches 12; More than 500 infected so far (ht 12/04/2015), Samples of jajarkot patients in Capital for test (kp 13/04/2015), Medical experts to take stock of unknown disease: 12 persons have died in Jajarkot in two weeks with more than 500 infected (ht 13/04/2015), An unknown threat: The disease stalking Jajarkot must be identified before more people perish (kp 14/04/2015), Deaths linked to swine flu: Three of 10 samples test positive for A H1N1; Four fatalities reported on Tuesday, by Manish Gautam and Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 15/04/2015), Seasonal flu taking toll on Jajarkot folks (ht 15/04/2015), Jajarkot outbreak death toll climbs to 16: Locals complain medicines in short supply, by Janak KC (rep 15/04/2015), Lax response delays disease confirmation, by Manish Gautam and Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 16/04/2015), Flu epidemic looms over Jajarkot: Another death takes toll to 17; Over 2,500 taken ill, by Dinesh Shrestha (ht 16/04/2015), Jajarkot outbreak spreads to 4 more VDCs, by Janak KC (rep 16/04/2015), Govt forms panel: to tackle outbreak, by Bhim Bahadur Singh and Manish Gautam (kp 17/04/2015), No funds to deal with Jajarkot outbreak: EDCD, by Arjun Poudel (ht 17/04/2015), Death toll reaches 21, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 18/04/2015), Army’s help sought to treat ailing villagers, by Manish Gautam (kp 18/04/2015)

UML leader Dhakal dies of swine flu: Deqath toll from H1N1 reaches four, over 700 infected in last three months alone, by Arjun Poudel (rep 06/04/2015)

Unknown disease claims one: More than 100 fall ill; DHO preparing to dispatch medics (ht 02/04/2015)

Terror in Chitwan as 121 test positive, by Pawan Yadav (kp 01/04/2014)

TB claims four lives in Tanahun (ht 27/03/20915)

Getting it together: The country coordinating mechanism for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria needs to work collaboratively, by Niranjan Kunwar (kp 25/03/2015), TB remains a public health problem (ht 25/03/2015)

Kala-azar spreading westward and uphill, by Rohit Rai (rep 24/03/2015)

53 persons test positive for swine flu (kp 23/03/2015), 79 swine flu patients recorded in Chitwan (ht 24/03/2015), Number of swine flu cases ‘on rise’, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 25/03/2015)

Dengue fear grips Birgunj, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 21/03/2015)

Four more swine flu cases in Chitwan:  Number of persons infected with H1N1 has reached 10 in district (ht 12/03/2015), One more death takes swine flu toll to three (ht 13/03/2015), Swine flu detected in 27 sputum samples (ht 13/03/2015), Chitwan at high risk of swine flu virus, by Tilaram Rimal (ht 14/03/2015), Risk of swine flu abating: Experts; Three have died, 197 have tested positive for virus (ht 15/03/2014), Govt ‘apathy’ rued as swine flu cases soar (kp 16/03/2015)

Filariasis cases going up in Kaski: Forty million people rendered disabled due to the ailment (ht 07/03/2015)

Swine flu cases top 30, 23 from Valley alone (kp 01/03/2015), Officials adopt strict measures, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 01/03/2015), EDCD urges all to be careful,not to panic (ht 01/03/2015), Swine flu death rings alarm bell: The first fatality this season was reported in Capital (kp 02/03/2015), Study urged to determine virus strain (kp 03/03/2015), H1N1 terror in Pokhara (ht 04/03/2015), More people testing for H1N1 virus (ht 05/03/2015), Bir forms team of docs to deal with swine flu cases (rep 07/03/2015), EDCD cautions risk groups (ht 08/03/2015)

Swine flu cases rise to 8 (kp 24/02/2015), Swine flu-hit sent home!, by Bharat Koirala (ht 24/02/2015), Health ministry to act against swine flu (ht 24/02/2015), Swine flu alert, a formality (kp 25/02/2015), Health desks set up at border points, by Mohan Budhair and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/02/2015), 13 people infected with swine flu virus, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 26/02/2015), Pig problems: Given the incidence of swine flu across the border, precautions must be taken (kp 26/02/2015), Four test positive for swine flu: Total number of confirmed cases across the country reaches 14, by Tilakram Rimal (ht 27/02/2015), Total swine flu cases reach 13 across the country: 3 cases detected in Chitwan on Thursday alone, by Chandani Hamal (rep 27/02/2015), As swine flu cases rise, docs attempt to downplay fear: 23 have tested positive until Thursday (rep 28/02/2015)

Govt asks people to be alert for flu symptoms (kp 21/02/2015)

Learning the hard way: Five years after its deadly cholera epidemic, western Nepal tries to prevent a repeat, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 13/02/2015)

Social stigma hinders bid to curb tuberculosis, by Janak Nepal (kp 11/02/2015)

EDCD gearing up to tackle swine flu: H1N1 virus claimed 18 lives last year (ht 08/02/2015)

Leprosy cases prevail despite eradication bid, by Shankar Acharya (kp 25/01/2015), Leprosy cases on the rise in western region, by Bharat Koirala (ht 25/01/2015), Disease still prevalent in country (ht 26/01/2015)

Ebola in Nepal: A lot needs to be done to prepare ourselves to prevent an outbreak, by Sanjeeb Sapkota (kp 24/01/2015)

New non-communicable disease detected in Capital, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/12/2014), Two cases of Legionnaires’ disease detected in Kathmandu (ht 08/12/2014)

Fighting Ebola outbrake: Rs 2.5m in damages if health workers die, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/12/2014), Kin of doc who dies of Ebola to get Rs 2.5m (ht 05/12/2014)

Tanahun sees first dengue case (kp 01/12/2014)

Dengue confirmed (ht 27/11/2014)

No Ebola test for SAARC visitors, by Arjun Poudel (rep 22/11/2014) [???]

Dengue spins out of control in Birgunj, by Shankar Acharya (kp 18/11/2014)

Second batch of Liberia returnees ‘Ebola-free’ (kp 16/11/2014)

Birgunj wages ‘half-hearted’ battle against dengue fever, by Shankar Acharya (kp 08/11/2014)

No hotline for Ebola infection reporting, by Arjun Poudel (rep 31/10/2014)

If Ebola enters Nepal it will be impossible to control, interview with Basu Dev Pandey (rep 30/10/2014)

30 dengue cases in Kailali in 2 mths, by Mohan Budhair (kp 29/10/2014)

Birgunj faces possible dengue outbreak, by Shankar Acharya (kp 18/10/2014)

Precautions against Ebola virus: APF, NA peacekeepers taken to quarantine centres, by Manish Gautam (kp 16/10/2014), Precautionary measures for APF men returning home: Peacekeepers to be taken to the peaceforce academy in Kakani as soon as they arrive at TIA from Liberia (ht 16/10/2014), Peacekeepers sent to 21-day quarantine (kp 17/10/2014), No games with Ebola: Govt should not take risks with a disease terrorising the world (kp 17/10/2014), No symptoms of Ebola detected inreturnees: APF (ht 17/10/2014), Poor safety measures increase vulnerability, by Arjun Poudel (rep 20/10/2014), Ministry seeks plans to stave off Ebola (rep 27/10/2014), Three APF men test positive for ‘malaria’ (kp 30/10/2014), No symptoms of Ebola in APF, NA returnees (ht 30/10/2014), Health of APF menin quarantine normal: EDCD; No Ebola symptoms seen; To leave academy soon (ht 31/10/2014), Liberia returnees declared Ebola-free (kp 10/11/2014)

Eye infection spreading rapidly in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 15/10/2014)

S East Asia Region at high risk of dengue, says WHO (ht 09/10/2014)

Dengue spreading thru workers back from India, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 28/09/2014)

Dengue spreads in Bara, Parsa, by Shankar Acharya (kp 22/09/2014)

Dengue fever detected in Kanchanpur, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 19/09/2014)

Japanese encephalitis claims three more lives (ht 17/09/2014)

Fever, pneumonia spread in Udaypur (kp 16/09/2014)

Over 200 down with viral fever in Bajhang Dalit village, by Jagat Khadka (rep 16/09/2014)

Dengue patients on rise, by Dil Bahadur Chhantyal (rep 15/09/2014)

Dengue looms largeover far-west districts, by Rajendra Bhatta (kp 14/09/2014)

Eye infection spreading rapidly in eastern districts, by Rohit Rai (rep 14/09/2014)

Over 3,000 leprosy cases surfacing every year (ht 09/09/2014)

Height of negligence: Due to govt's apathy, staff of national referral center for contagious diseases themselves at high risk of contracting infection, by Arjun Poudel (rep 02/09/2014)

Far West in grip of viral fever (kp 01/09/2014)

Failure to ratify BWC deprives Nepal of int'l support to fight Ebola, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 01/09/2014)

Fever grips Bhojpur VDCs (kp 29/08/2014)

Japanese Encephalitis claims six lives (ht 28/08/2014)

Disease outbreak looms large in Kailali, Bardiya, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 23/08/2014)

Diarrhoea, fever grip flood-hit areas (kp 22/08/2014)

3,000 Nepalis in Ebola zone, by Roshan Sedhai and Manish Gautam (kp 20/08/2014), Liberia-returned NA colonel, major sent into isolation: 16 people have returned from Ebola-hit countries by Tuesday morning, by Arjun Poudel (rep 20/08/2014), ‘24 health tests till Wednesday’, by Manish Gautam (kp 21/08/2014), Surveillance in Birgunj and Bhairahawa (kp 21/08/2014), Viral threat: Though no cases of Ebola have been detected in Nepal, the government must stay alert, by Sameer Mani Dixit (kp 21/08/2014), Govt to set up health desks at border points: Screening centres at Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Kakarbhitta soon (ht 21/08/2014), Health in a time of Ebola: Striking the right balance, by Prabhjot Singh (ht 21/08/2014), Ebola health desks set up in Kanchanpur, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 22/08/2014), Ebola monitoring at Sunauli border (kp 23/08/2014), Ebola fear high in several border areas: Govt yet to set up health desks at many points bordering India, by Rajan Bhattarai and Byash Shankar Upadyay(ht 23/08/2014), 41 returnees from Ebola-hit countries under surveillance (rep 23/08/2014), 59 screened for Ebola at TIA health desk in a week, no case detected (ht 25/08/2014), Orientation on Ebola prevention, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 27/08/2014)

On the move: The govt should work to contain the spread of dengue post-monsoon (kp 20/08/2014)

Quarantines are long-term investment, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/08/2014), Country lacks the means to detect new diseases, interview with Manas Banerjee (kp 19/08/2014), Nipping in the bud: Experts say diseases can be controlled before they turn into a full-blown epidemic (kp 19/08/2014)

Dengue found in Valley patient (kp 18/08/2014)

Health camp set up in diarrhoea-affected VDC (kp 14/08/2014)

Japanese encephalitis claims two lives in Morang, by Binod Subedi (rep 14/08/2014), Four die of Japanese encephalitis (kp 16/08/2014), Japanese Encephalitis virus toll climbs to six (kp 21/08/2014)

Nepal defenceless against Ebola risk, by Manish Gautam (kp 10/08/21014), Brace yourself: Screening and quarantine facilities at TIA are needed as precautions against Ebola (kp 12/08/2014), Govt orders health desk at airport, by Manish Gautam (kp 13/08/2014), Govt to set up quarantine desks at TIA, border checkpoints, by Arjun Poudel (rep 13/08/2014), ‘Government ill-prepared for Ebola outbreak’, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/08/2014), Health desk to begin functioning at TIA today (ht 14/08/2014), Nepal ill-prepared for possible Ebola outbreak: No quarantine arrangement at TIA, hospitals, by Arjun Poudel (rep 14/08/2014), Govt cautions against travelling to WAfrica (kp 15/08/2014), Travel advisory on Ebola issued‘Don’t visit virus affected West African countries’ (ht 15/08/2014), Ill-prepared govt’s health desk claim falls flat: Fails to start screening as promised, to set it up today (ht 15/08/2014), Bir Hospital to form committee to deal with Ebola cases (rep 16/08/2014), Health Desk at TIA starts operating: Three persons from African countries screened, given clean chits (ht 18/08/2014)

Outbreak of dengue likely, warns EDCD (ht 10/08/2014)

Number of typhoid, fever patients up, by Guru Prasad Bhandari (kp 09/08/2014)

Fever patients increase (ht 08/08/2014)

Campaign to curb dengue ‘ineffective’, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 06/08/2014)

Viral fever grips Udayapur, surrounding areas (ht 02/08/2014)

Proposal to control epidemic tabled at CA, by Weena Pun (kp 01/08/2014)

Mosquito habitats destroyed (ht 26/07/2014)

Good evidence of dengue in Valley: EDCD; Immediate measures required to prevent the spread, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 24/07/2014), EDCD to carry out campaign against dengue in capital, by Arjun Poudel (rep 26/07/2014)

Dengue stalks family, kills 2, by Devendra Basnet (rep 24/07/2014)

Number of fever patients on rise inTanahun of late (ht 19/07/2014)

Influx of Aedes aegypti heightens dengue risk: So far six cases reported in capital; EDCD collecting mosquito samples (ht 18/07/2014), Dengue threat (ht 18/07/2014), Dengue risk grows in Valley, by Manish Gautam (kp 18/07/2014)

Dengue threat looms large in Lake City (ht 15/07/2014)

Onset of monsoon increases casesof diarrhoea, dysentery in Valley (ht 11/07/2014)

Diarrhoea grips family, one dead, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 10/07/2014)

Dengue a major health risk in Chitwan, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 04/07/2014)

Diarrhoea unabated in Rautahat VDCs (ht 04/07/2014)

Viral fever, typhoid grip Rukum Villages (kp 02/07/2014)

10 dengue cases in capital; docs warn of epidemic, by Arjun Poudel (rep 28/06/2014), Govt ill-prepared to fight dengue, says EDCD, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 29/06/2014)

Cholera prevention campaign (kp 22/06/2014)

Diarrhoea still affecting thousands: EDCD (ht 13/06/2014)

Cholera suspected in 18 people in Rautahat: With summer at its peak, patients of diarrhoea, which has killed a minor, on the rise of late, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 07/06/2014), Rautahat cholera kills two, 900 infected so far (rep 07/06/2014)

Diarrhoea in Dhiyal, Sindhuli (ht 03/06/2014)

Diarrhoea claims life in Bajura (ht 02/06/2014)

Six new cases of jaundice reported in Biratnagar (kp 01/06/2014)

Nepal declares itself ‘free’ from bird flu, by Anand Gurung (kp 30/05/2014)

Cholera outbreak unabated (kp 28/05/2014), Locals want clean water to fight cholera, by Shiva Puri (kp 29/05/2014)

Cholera outbreak exposes reality of ODF campaign: People in an ODF declared village still lack toilets, by Om Astha Rai (rep 28/05/2014), Diarrhoea breaks out in ODF zone (ht 29/05/2014)

Health minister pledges fund for diarrhoea-hit village (ht 28/05/2014)

Pre-monsoon downpour may worsen cholera epidemic: People still compelled to drink water from contaminated stream, by Arjun Poudel and Madan Thakur (rep 27/05/2014)

Diarrhoea claims one, hundreds taken ill (ht 20/05/2014), Diarrhoea patient dies, hundreds fall ill (ht 22/05/2014), Diarrhoea outbreak gets out of control; cholera fear runs high (ht 23/05/2014)

Fear of jaundice epidemic haunts Ramechhap locals (ht 19/05/2014)

Diarrhoea cases up in Saptari (ht 17/05/2014)

Cholera outbreak in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 16/05/2014), Cholera kills one, scores ill, by Shiva Puri (kp 20/05/2014), Cholera grips Rautahat villages, by Shiva Puri (kp 22/05/2014)

Coliform confirmed in Bajura water (ht 15/05/2014), Typhoid hits Bajura, hundreds fall ill (ht 16/05/2014)

Diarrhoea outbreak in Makawanpur (nn 13/05/2014)

Rabies terror in Dadeldhura (ht 12/05/2014)

Tougher bacteria add to patients’ woes, expenses: 1,221 patients receiving care for drug-resistant TB, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/05/2014)

Rautahat in grip of diarrhoea (ht 02/05/2014), Diarrhoea still not under control in Rautahat (ht 08/05/2014)

Alert issued against jaundice in Biratnagar (kp 30/04/2014), Biratnagar declared jaundice prone zone (ht 01/05/2014), Government plans to combat jaundice (ht 05/05/2014), Coliform in water blamed for jaundice (ht 06/05/2014), Jaundice outbreak continues, toll reaches 6, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 08/05/2014), Coliform bug found in water from jaundice-hit areas, by Manish Gautam (kp 09/05/2014), EDCD team in Biratnagar, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 09/05/2014), Medicine, equipment to reach jaundice-prone area in Morang (ht 09/05/2014), Jaundice deaths hit 7, hundreds in hospitals, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 10/05/2014), With two more deaths, jaundice toll reaches nine: Government steps up effort to stem further damage, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 11/05/2014), DPHO, EDCD giving different figures (ht 11/05/2014), Experts blame contaminated water, by Manish Gautam (kp 12/05/2014), Toll reaches 10; schools to close (kp 12/05/2014), Jaundice outbreak claims 10 lives in Morang, by Binod Subedi (rep 12/05/2014), Jaundice in Biratnagar claims 10 lives; private schools shut, by Rajan Bhattarai (ht 13/05/2014), Minister pledges measures to stop jaundice spread, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 13/05/2014), Disease reaches rural areas (kp 13/05/2014), 70 people developing jaundice in Morang a day (rep 13/05/2014), Keep water, sewage pipes apart to stop jaundice: Minister, by Binod Subedi (rep 13/05/2014), Jaundice outbreak spreads to district prison (kp 14/05/2014), All yellow: A proper waste management could help avert situations similar to the recent spate of jaundice (kp 14/05/2014), Youths vent ire on Minister Khadka (ht 14/05/2014), Jaundice cases decreasing: DPHO (kp 15/05/2014), Jaundice patients resorting to shamans (ht 15/05/2014), Jaundice claims one more (kp 18/05/2014), Fleecing patients in the time of jaundice, by Rajan Bhattarai (ht 18/05/2014), Jaundice toll hits a dozen (kp 21/05/2014), Jaundice toll 12 in Biratnagar (ht 22/05/2014)

Over 100 malaria cases found (ht 27/04/2014)

Imported malaria a major concern (kp 25/04/2014), Three-quarters of population at risk: WHO calls for greater investment in the battle against the disease (ht 26/04/2014)

Epidemiology division to set up health centre in TIA, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/04/2014)

Achham containing trachoma epidemic, by Ram Bahadur Kunwar (rep 20/04/2014)

Swine flu claims 3 in 3 months, 30 infected, by Arjun Poudel (rep 05/04/2014), Chances of H1N1 transmission ‘slim’, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/04/2014), Swine flu not a threat in summer (ht 13/04/2014)

45,000 TB cases reported in Nepal every year: Data show people’s access to treatment has expanded substantially in South-East Asia region (ht 23/03/2014), Lack of awareness still a big challenge in TB eradication (ht 24/03/2014), Fight against TB (ht 24/03/2014), Tuberculosis care set to go mobile, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/03/2014), World TB Day observed (ht 25/03/2014), Drive against TB proving effective (ht 01/04/2014)

Summer diseases a real threat (ht 12/03/2014)

Bird flu alert in Saptari (nn 07/03/2014)

Bird flu confirmed in two poultry farms, by Amar Khadka (rep 21/02/2014), Avian influenza strikes again, government sets off alarm (ht 25/02/2014)

97 affected by tuberculosis, by Shankar Acharya (kp 20/02/2014)

Tuberculosis transmitted to children under seven, by Shankar Acharya (kp 31/01/2014)

Government comes clean on swine flu (ht 29/01/2014)

Diarrhoea outbreak spreads panic in Jumla (ht 29/01/2014)

Four infants die, scores taken ill by diarrhoea, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 27/01/2014), Children dying of diarrhoea, pneumonia in Rukum villages (ht 27/01/2014), Diarrhoea in control (ht 29/01/2014), Rukum under grip of diarrhoea: Four children have died, more falling sick, by Adarsha KC (ht 30/01/2014), Diarrhoea uncontrolled (ht 05/02/2014)

Leprosy cases come down in western region (ht 27/01/2014)

‘Pneumonia’ claims five Chepang kids, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 27/01/2014)

TB patients jeopardising their own lives (ht 25/01/2014)

NPC's joint secretary Bhattarai dies of swine flu, by Arjun Poudel (rep 08/01/2014), Red alert: Swine flu outbreak (rep 09/01/2014)

Once a debilitating scourge, polio on the verge of being stamped out, by Arjun Poudel (rep 04/01/2014)

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