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Better record-keeping needed to prevent outbreaks: Experts; The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division has sought help from the World Health Organization to maintain records of passengers at international health desks in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/02/2020)

All 175 Nepalis rescued from China test negative for coronavirus: A second test will be conducted again after 10 days, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/02/2020), Quarantined China evacuees test negative for COVID-19, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 20/02/2020)

Woman who recently returned from China admitted to hospital (ht 18/02/2020)

Nepal’s Role To Battle COVID-19, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 18/02/2020)

175 Nepali nationals finally evacuated from coronavirus-hit areas of China, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 16/02/2020), What after they land in Nepal? (rep 16/02/2020), Nasal, throat swabs collected from Nepalis evacuated from China’s Wuhan; tests to be conducted today: Of the 185 who had expressed their desire to return, 175 landed in Kathmandu on Sunday morning, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/02/2020)

Nepal Airlines to rescue Nepalis from Hubei on Saturday: While cockpit crew will be quarantined for a week, all others, including cabin crew and passengers, will be placed in isolation for at least two weeks, officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/02/2020)

Concerns over quarantine centre in Bhaktapur stem from lack of trust in government: The government has failed to communicate to the public properly about the new strain of virus and risk factors, causing panic among people, health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/02/2020)

Three coronavirus suspects test negative: Government has prepared contingency plans, will execute them in case of an outbreak (kp 14/02/2020)

Govt allays fear of coronavirus in Sindhupalchowk: Says it could just be seasonal flu; Test today, result tomorrow, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 13/02/2020), ‘No case of coronavirus-like disease reported in Jugal Rural Municipality’ (rep 13/02/2020), Sindhupalchowk’s viral fever being contained (ht 14/02/2020)

Labs issue ‘coronavirus certificate’ after testing for ailments unrelated to the virus: Health Ministry to procure 20,000 coronavirus test kits through a ‘fast- track’ process, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/02/2020)

Health workers reach flu-hit villages in Bajura a week after outbreak: Two people died and dozens were infected with influenza-like ailments, but local health facilities are without doctors, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/02/2020)

Eradicating Leprosy, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 09/02/2020)

PM Oli tells officials to set up quarantine sites at four locations (rep 07/02/2020)

Bhaktapur locals protest against likely quarantine site, by Sabitri Dhakal (kp 06/02/2020)

Two die of viral fever, hundreds fall ill (ht 06/02/2020)

Education consultancies and recruiting agencies are forcing students and labourers into taking coronavirus test: Neither the governments at home nor those abroad have asked anyone to take the test before applying for a visa, according to the health ministry, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/02/2020)

Evacuees could be quarantined in Bhaktapur (ht 05/02/2020)

Quarantine location to be finalised today (ht 04/02/2020)

No screening for passengers arriving TIA on a Beijing flight Monday, by Ashim Neupane (rep 04/02/2020)

Nepalis rush to buy face masks amidst coronavirus outbreak but there are none available: Public health experts, however, say face masks alone cannot prevent the spread of the virus, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/02/2020)

Nepal cannot afford to fail in quarantine and treatment measures: Nepal cannot, and must not, fail in its duty towards all its citizens—even the ones stuck in China. At the same time, it cannot afford to fail in quarantine and treatment measures (kp 03/02/2020)

As government plans to evacuate Nepalis from Hubei, experts stress preparedness at home: Nepali embassy in Beijing has asked Nepalis wishing to return from the virus-hit Chinese province to fill out forms and contact it, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/02/2020), 180 Nepalis have made requests to return home, Nepali Embassy in Beijing says: While the embassy says it is all prepared to evacuate Nepalis, officials in Kathmandu are struggling to find places where the returnees could be quarantine, by Anil Giri (kp 03/02/2020)

Disseminate information on coronavirus in tourist areas: Stakeholders (ht 02/02/2020)

BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences refers patient suspected of having coronavirus to Kathmandu: The institute is unequipped to run tests to detect the virus, doctors at the institute said, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 01/02/2020)

Govt sets up health desks at four customs points (rep 01/02/2020)

WHO declares public health emergency as coronavirus spreads, but there are questions over first—and only—case in Nepal: The patient has contested the authorities’ claim that he ever had the coronavirus and said he has been meeting friends and family ever since he was discharged, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/02/2020), Nepal lacks preparation as WHO declares global emergency, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 01/02/2020)

'Over 23,000 children could die in Nepal in a decade unless world acts on pneumonia' (rep 31/01/2020)

Why Nepal must watch Coronavirus, but not panic: Because: we border China and infected individuals with no symptoms can transmit disease, by Sameer M Dixit (nt 31/01/2020)

Health desk set up at Tatopani checkpoint (ht 31/01/2020)

WHO urges Nepal to stay ready to prevent coronavirus (rep 31/01/2020)

Nepali authorities being too slow to recognise disease outbreak threats is not new, experts say: Even as the new coronavirus spreads rapidly, with one case confirmed in the country and globally the death toll and cases rising, Nepal’s response has been lackadaisical, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/01/2020), Preparations at Pokhara hospitals inadequate, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 30/01/2020)

As other airports institute stringent screening, TIA installs thermal scanners and a health desk: All mandatory screening instructions for airlines flying to China have come from Chinese authorities while the Kathmandu airport has only circulated a manual, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/01/2020)

Rasuwagadhi border to close for 15 days to prevent coranavirus, by Himnath Devkota (rep 29/01/2020)

Face masks rerouted to China, shortage hits market, by Arpana Ale Magar (kp 29/01/2020)

Coronavirus suspects test negative, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 29/01/2020)

Leprosy cases found highest in Province 2 (ht 29/01/2020)

Doctors released two more patients suspected of having coronavirus without waiting for test results: The tests, which can now be conducted at the National Public Health Laboratory, showed no presence of the coronavirus but experts say doctors should have waited for the results, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/01/2020), Testing for coronavirus starts in Nepal, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 28/01/2020)

Testing for coronavirus starts in Nepal: No new 2019-nCoV cases found, says Epidemiolgy and Disease Control Division, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 28/01/2020)

A majority of leprosy patients do not seek treatment fearing ostracisation from society in Sudurpaschim: The government aims to make Nepal leprosy-free by 2020 but every year one or two new cases of leprosy surface in the country, by Mohan Shahi (kp 28/01/2020)

Health Ministry rules out evacuating Nepalis from China at the moment: At least 100 Nepalis, mostly students, are in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Nepali embassy in Beijing, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/01/2020), Distressed and panicked, Nepalis in Hubei say they want to come home: At least 177 Nepali students and workers from the Chinese province have asked for evacuation, according to the Nepali Embassy in Beijing, by Anil Giri (rep 30/01/2020), Nepal unlikely to evacuate citizens from China, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 30/01/2020)

‘Seasonal flu’ claims seven lives in Humla, by Dhan Bahadur Budha (krep 27/01/2020)

Cases of Coronavirus in Nepal raises concerns: Coronavirus causing pneumonia and kidney failure has come to Nepal and authorities must pay heed (kp 27/01/2020), Tackling the coronavirus outbreak needs a holistic approach: The need of the hour is to activate national preparedness along with international collaboration, by Mukesh Adhikari (kp 27/01/2020)

After one confirmed case, officials suspect coronavirus infection in two more Nepalis: A man and a woman, who recently returned from Shanghai and Nanjing, are under observations at Teku hospital, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/01/2020), Two more coronavirus cases suspected but government agencies are woefully prepared to combat its spread: A man and a woman, who returned from Shanghai and Nanjing recently, are under observation at Teku hospital, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/01/2020), STIDH admits 2019-nCov suspects: Health ministry has asked hospitals to come up with: contingency plans to help prevent disease spread, by Sabritri Dhakal (ht 26/01/2020)

Movement against leprosy: End discrimination, by Santosh Dulal and Ganesh Maya Shrestha (ht 24/01/2020)

Health workers at Teku hospital to get precautionary training against coronavirus: Patients suspected to have been infected with the deadly virus will be kept in the hospital’s cabin, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/01/2020)

Amid novel coronavirus concerns, WHO Nepal country office furnishes draft report on Teku hospital isolation facility: An expert team from the UN health agency has pointed out several factors lacking in the isolation ward set up at the hospital, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/01/2020)

Corona virus infection suspected in capital, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 18/01/2020), Nepali man returned from Wuhan lays bare government preparedness to contain deadly viruses: Epidemiology and Disease Control Division sought security agencies help to set up isolation facilities, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/01/2020), Even as coronavirus cases rise, Kathmandu airport has not implemented mandatory screenings॥ A large number of Chinese tourists and Nepalis living and working in China arrive at the airport every day, but health screenings remain the passengers’ prerogative, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/01/2020), Blood, throat swab sent to HK for diagnosis (ht 22/01/2020)

UN health agency alerts Health Ministry about the risk of transmission of a new strain of coronavirus: The new strain of coronavirus was first detected in the Wuhan city of China, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/01/2020), Nepal vulnerable to new China virus, warn doctors (ht 16/01/2020)

Authorities fail to contain influenza in Humla: Continuous snowfall, human resource crunch and lack of viral transport medium are making it difficult to contain the disease, a week after it broke out, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/01/2020)

Health Ministry seeks WHO’s help to strengthen its flu surveillance: The Ministry of Health and Population has been tracking flu viruses since 2010 through a National Influenza Centre, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/01/2020)

Number of acute respiratory infection patients up, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 02/01/2020)

Recurrent pneumonia prevalent among Nepali children, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 26/12/2019)

Cold puts kids at high risk of diarrhoea, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 24/12/2019)

Country continues to grapple with scrub typhus: At least 1,300 cases reported in the past five months; disease control office says the lack of trained health workers has delayed diagnosis, by Arjun Poudel (kp 0/12/2019)

As mercury dips, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cases up, say doctors: Cases of fire hazards also see a significant rise during the winter, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/12/2019)

Dengue threat is not over yet even though it’s already winter, doctors say: Six South Asian Games players from Sri Lanka admitted to hospital for dengue virus; half a dozen dengue cases are reported in Kathmandu every day, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/12/2019)

Zika or dengue epidemic? Only tests will tell, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 25/11/2019)

Health Ministry gears up to declare Nepal malaria-free country by 2022: Imported malaria cases, lack of trained human resource at the local level and climate change pose a challenge in meeting the target, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/11/2019)

Pneumonia is still a major killer of children in Nepal: Of the total deaths of under-five children, 30 percent died of pneumonia in Nepal, which is two-fold of World Health Organisation’s estimations, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/11/2019), Fighting for breath: Nepal needs to develop national guidelines to tackle pneumonia (kp 15/11/2019)

Nepal set to miss target of ending tuberculosis by 2035: Experts warn of catastrophic condition in coming years if immediate steps are not taken, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/11/2019)

Increasing leprosy cases: Cause for concern, by Santosh Dulal (ht 13/11/2019)

Health Ministry to follow WHO's revised deadline to eliminate measles, rubella virus: The World Health Organization South-East Asia Region revised measles elimination deadline in the region to 2023, by Arjun Poudel (kpü /11/2019)

Scrub typhus incidence up by eight-fold in Kathmandu valley: Rise in temperature, lack of sanitation causative factors (ht 10/11/2019)

Dengue patients still on the rise in Birgunj Metropolitan City: Looking at the number of patients flocking the hospital, doctors suspect that around 500 people have been infected with the dengue virus in Birgunj, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/10/2019)

Viral fever grips a Musahar settlement in Siraha: Ward office has mobilised a team of health workers in the affected area to provide treatment, by Bharatz Jrgha Magar (kp 26/10/2019)

What is sickle cell anaemia and why is it so prevalent in the western plains? Marriages within the tribe, social stigma, lack of public awareness and cumbersome process to avail of government help are sickening mostly the Tharu community, by Kamal Panthi (kp 24/10/2019)

Rautahat continues to see dengue patients, health officials say: Chandrapur Municipality has launched several campaigns to raise awareness among the locals on the precautions to be taken to control dengue, by Shiva Puri (kp 24/10/2019)

Curriculum introduced to raise awareness about sickle cell anaemia: The disease—which is a group of blood disorders—spreads like an epidemic every year in several Tharu villages in Bardiya, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 18/10/2019)

Dengue cases decline with cold weather (ht 17/10/2019)

Sickle cell patients losing lives for want of treatment in Bardiya district (ht 17/10/2019)

146 dengue patients found in Birgunj: Dengue detected in all 32 wards of the metropolis, health officials say, by Shankar Acharya (kp 11/10/2019)

KMC mayor diagnosed with dengue (ht 04/10/2019)

Dengue: Prepare for the next outbreak, by Mahesh Lamsal (kp 25/09/2019)

Disease deadlier than dengue spreading in valley: Compared to 2018, number of scrub typhus patients in 2019 has doubled, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 24/09/2019), Control scrub typhus: The three tiers of govt must work in tandem by strengthening all health facilities to bring scrub typhus under control (ht 25/09/2019)

Dengue cases reported in hill districts of Province 1: : Over 4,000 people have been diagnosed with dengue in the province since its outbreak some two months ago, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 21/09/2019), 11 more districts in grip of dengue: Number of patients continues to go up, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 21/09/2019)

At House of Representatives, health minister makes light of dengue spread: Even as doctors call for urgent action, Upendra Yadav says no need to declare health emergency and flies to the US, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/09/2019), Minister Yadav rules out health emergency: Claims number of dengue patients decreasing (ht 19/09/2019), Ruling party MPs blast Minister Yadav over dengue crisis (rep 19/09/2019), Will dengue impact Visit Nepal 2020?, by Priyanka Adhikari (rep 19/09/2019), Challenges In Controlling Dengue, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 19/09/2019)

Doctors warn dengue-infected pregnant women against self-medication: While the virus could cause still and premature birth, doctors say self-medication could be equally dangerous, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/09/2019)

2,046 diagnosed with dengue in Chitwan (ht 18/09/2019)

Health Ministry pays Rs 5.8 million to release insecticidal mosquito nets stuck at customs: The ministry had purchased 77,800 such nets with last year's budget for free distribution among the people vulnerable to malaria, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/09/2019)

Govt told to disseminate info on dengue (ht 17/09/2019)

Dengue awareness low among people (ht 17/09/2019)

Despite study warning risks of Zika, officials are woefully unprepared to tackle it: The same kind of mosquito that spreads dengue also carries Zika virus, which is known to cause birth defects through infection during pregnancy, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/09/2019)

Dengue cases likely to increase in Kathmandu, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 16/09/2019)

Dengue infected patients join in anti-dengue drive in Chitwan: The number of patients infected with the vector-borne disease has reached 1,632 in the district, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 15/09/2019)

Fogging does not help contain dengue epidemic, experts say: To combat the spread of dengue—which has already hospitalised over 8,000 people and killed six across the country—the government had sprayed core city areas with insecticides last week, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/09/2019), ‘Implement search and destroy strategy to control dengue’ (ht 14/09/2019)

Mosquitoes move up mountains as the earth warms: Global heating has fanned the spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue across the Himalaya, by Sonia Awale (nt 13/09/2019)

Climate-health emergency, by Sonia Awale (nt 13/09/2019)

Dengue spreads to all but one district of Gandaki province: 1,200 infected in Gandaki province, 900 in Pokhara alone, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 13/09/2019)

What is dengue and why is the outbreak so severe this year? Cases of dengue fever have been reported from at least 56 districts across the country and experts warn it is likely to continue spreading until the end of the post-monsoon period, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/09/2019), Political will necessary to fight dengue epidemic, experts say: Local level representatives’ absence in a crucial meeting organised to discuss ways to contain the disease shows apathy at the political level, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/09/2019), The Health Ministry has failed at controlling the dengue outbreak: Tragic stories of clearly avoidable deaths due to dengue fever reflects the dysfunction of our health care system (kp 12/09/2019), Capital sees 4-fold hike in dengue cases: Over 1,000 patients in Kathmandu; Govt urged to declare national public health emergency, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 12/09/2019)

14 SHAPU patients detected in Pokhara (ht 12/09/2019)

Dengue outbreak exposes the country’s fragile health care system: Nepal is disastrously ill-prepared to deal with any kind of health emergency, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/09/2019)

NCP leader Gautam suffering from dengue (ht 11/09/2019)

As dengue spreads, officials scramble to contain the disease: Over 8,000 people in 56 districts have been hospitalised due to dengue fever, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/09/2019), Dengue spreading at alarming rate nationwide (ht 10/09/2019)

Viral fever claims minor in Jajarkot (ht 10/09/2019)

MPs wonder why govt is letting dengue spread: Local level reps claim they lack: budget, manpower to do needful, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 09/09/2019)

Combating dengue: Community mobilization is the key; If guided by experts and supported by the government, community mobilization could be a better approach to dengue control in Nepal, by Narayan Gyawali and Sameer Mani Dixit (rep 09/09/2019)

Over 300 people infected with scrub typhus in 20 districts: Health workers say more cases are expected after November, but health facilities lack reagents, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/09/2019)

Dengue cases exceed 1,000 in Chitwan: Highly populated wards in Bharatpur Metropolitan City worst hit with the dengue outbreak, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 08/09/2019)

175 persons test positive for dengue in a day at STIDH, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 07/09/2019)

As dengue spreads across country, Health Minister Yadav is nowhere to be seen (rep 07/09/2019)

Agriculture Minister diagnosed with dengue (ht 06/09/2019), Capital sees first dengue death, govt minister also hospitalized, by Priyabka Adhikari (rep 06/09/2019)

Viral fever patients up in Siraha (ht 06/09/2019)

Dengue spread continues as reported cases top 800 in a week: More than 2,500 new cases have been detected in the last 47 days, with Province 3 recording the highest number of cases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/09/2019), Dengue cases surge 66pc in a week, by Sabitri Dhakal (kp 05/09/2019), Threats of dengue: As there is no prescribed medicine to cure dengue, the three tiers of government must launch awareness drives in the affected districts (ht 06/09/2019)

Cases of scrub typhus on the rise (ht 04/09/2019)

Dengue making its way uphill, by Ganesh Bishu (rep 04/09/2019)

Ruling, opposition party lawmakers accuse govt of failing to control Dengue outbreak, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 02/09/2019)

Dengue 'out of control' in Pokhara: Even health workers and traffic police affected, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 01/09/2019)

Sunsari's dengue data does not tell whole story: The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division has been collecting data only from the state-run health facilities, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 31/08/2019)

Dengue spirals in 42 districts, over 4,600 infected: Experts say had concerned authorities acted on time, the virus could have been contained within a month, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/08/2019), Health Ministry to seek the help of Army, police to combat dengue outbreak: The mosquito-borne disease has spread in 42 districts, infecting more than 4,600 people so far this year, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/08/2019)

Two more medical staffers contract dengue: Over 60 persons have been infected in Kathmandu valley, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 28/08/2019), Dengue in Kathmandu: The ongoing monsoon, and the circulation of other infectious diseases that come with it, may lead physicians to misdiagnose or be unable to identify or manage dengue appropriately and in a timely manner, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 29/08/2019)

TB still a stubborn scourge in Kailali village, by Pushparaj Joshi (ht 29/08/2019)

Viral fever grips Durlang Village in Parbat: The outbreak led to the closing of school after more than 150 people were taken ill, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 28/08/2019)

Dengue yet to come under control in Katari Municipality (ht 28/08/2019)

Dengue patients increase in hills (ht 27/08/2019)

Dengue patient dies in Chitwan hospital: Bharatpur Hospital records 91 dengue cases in the last two weeks, by Ramesh Kzmar Paudel (jo 27/08/2019)

Concerns grow over dengue spread, but government is too slow to act: State agencies are just gearing up for meetings to chart out strategies to combat the disease, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/08/2019)

With fresh patients getting diagnosed daily, dengue outbreak in Province 1 is far from being contained: In Dharan alone, 3400 patients have been officially diagnosed with the fever, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 25/08/2019)

One more STIDH staffer diagnosed with dengue, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 24/08/2019), As dengue fear grip Valley, KMC opts for awareness drive, by Aditi Baral (rep 24/08/2019)

206 suffering from mosquito-borne disease in Pokhara (ht 24/08/2019)

27 minors suffering from jaundice in Kavre (ht 22/08/2019)

Over 50 dengue cases reported in Kathmandu Valley in a matter of days: Epidemiology and Disease Control Division suspects patient numbers could be much higher, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/08/2019)

Cholera bacteria found among diarrhoea patients in Dadeldhura: More than 80 people have been taken ill in Parashuram Municipality over the past week, by Pant (kp 22/08/2019)

Attack of the mosquitoes: A multi-sectoral approach is necessary to control the dengue outbreak (kp 20/08/2019)

Staffers of STIDH diagnosed with dengue (ht 20/08/2019)

Indigenous dengue cases reported in Kathmandu Valley, over a dozen people infected: Doctors urge people to visit health facilities if symptoms occur, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/08/2019)

Seasonal diseases on the rise in Bajura District Hospital: Cases of seasonal diseases like fever, flu and diarrhoea on rise, doctors say, by Sangita Timilsena (kp 18/08/2019)

Lymphatic filariasis: Twenty-four school children infected, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 18/08/2019)

Pokhara reports 79 dengue cases in two weeks (rep 18/08/2019)

Dengue yet to be contained in Damak (ht 17/08/2019)

Sunsari records 3,266 dengue cases in 3 months, by Amar Khadka (rep 17/08/2019)

Here’s how you can protect yourself from dengue: With the possibility of an outbreak in the valley, it’s important to understand the disease and recognise its symptoms (kp 15/08/2019)

Number of TB patients more than previously estimated: Study: A report of the National Prevalence Survey shows about 70,000 people across the country are infected with tuberculosis, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/08/2019)

125 dengue cases reported in Hetauda (ht 15/08/2019)

Call for help to control dengue in Panchthar (ht 13/08/2019)

UN health agency warns of possible dengue outbreak in Kathmandu Valley: Two experts from the World Health Organization recently visited the country to assess the situation, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/08/2019), Govt structure a hindrance in containing dengue (ht 12/08/2019)

11 dengue cases reported in Capital, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 11/08/2019), 100 affected with dengue (ht 11/08/2019), 21 dengue cases detected in Pokhara (ht 11/08/2019)

Nepal TB cases grossly underestimated: The country needs to get its act together to meet the WHO goal of eliminating tuberculosis by 2035, by Paul Nunn and Bhim Singh Thakuri (nt 16/08/2019)

Hetauda sees eight dengue cases in past five days: Health workers suspect the number of vector-borne diseases could be on the rise, by Subash Bidari (kp 01/08/2019), More than 30 people down with dengue in Hetauda: The city has begun destroying mosquito breeding grounds and spraying insecticide in the affected areas, by Subash Bidari (kp 03/08/2019)

Kailali sees rise in number of mosquito-borne diseases: In Kailali, 158 people contracted the mosquito-borne diseases in the last fiscal year, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 28/07/2019)

Nepal achieves Hepatitis-B control (ht 27/07/2019)

Dharan fight to contain dengue: More than 3,000 people have been infected with dengue in the city in the last two and a half months, health workers say, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 25/07/2019)

Makwanpur sees rise in the number of tuberculosis patients: People working in construction sites and crusher industries are at risk of contracting tuberculosis, by Pratap Bista (kp 24/07/2019)

Dengue cases  rampant in Dharan (ht 21/07/2019)

Threat of diseases looms after deluge, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 17/07/2019)

Woman, 35, dies of dengue in Dharan: This is the first dengue death in the  sub-metropolitan city where around 1,500  people have been infected with the disease, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 14/07/2019)

Pokhara at high risk of dengue outbreak, a new study shows: Entomologists have found the presence of Aedes aegypti and Albopictus mosquitoes in high numbers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/07/2019)

New treatment offers hope for Nepal’s leprosy patients: Hospital has novel solution to heal wounds, but no cure for stigma and ostracisation, by Sonia Awale (nt 12/07/2019)

Malaria in hilly, mountainous regions (ht 10/07/2019)

Lab report gives reprieve to people who came in contact with victim of bird flu virus, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/07/2019)

TB centres across country lack reagent for test: Thousands of patients are deprived of testing services because of the government’s lack of concern, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/07/2019)

One more dengue patient confirmed in capital: The patient had recently travelled to Dharan (ht 02/07/2019)

Epidemiology and disease control office seeks WHO’s help   to run ‘isolation ward’: Though the ward was set up 10 years ago, not a single patient has been treated there, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/06/2019)

Dengue patients found in Saptari (ht 28/06/2019)

Disease control office alerts Valley’s local units of possible dengue outbreak: The warning is based on several studies carried out in the past that have found the  presence of dengue-carrying mosquitoes in significant numbers in the Valley, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/06/2019)

Dengue risk declines: Heavy rain washes away mosquito eggs reducing their number (ht 23/06/2019), Respite for Dharan but dengue spreading in eastern Tarai (rep 23/06/2019)

Charali and Dhulabari at high risk of dengue, health workers say, by Parwat Portel (kp 21/06/2019)

200 people taken ill with diarrhoea after a wedding feast A field inspection by the Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office suggests that contaminated water could have contributed to the spread of the disease, by Anish Tiwari (kp 20/06/2019)

Private health centers charging exorbitant fee for dengue test: Patients forced to pay Rs 1500 to Rs 2500 for testing kits which costs Rs 248 (rep 19/06/2019)

Village declared ‘open defecation-free’ notes alarming rise of dysentery patients: Many villagers frequently suffer from dysentery, as the water they drink is feared to have been contaminated, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 18/06/2019)

Dengue fear: Chitwan on high alert:  Health Directorate launches mosquito search and destroy campaign, mobilising 90 health volunteers, including representatives of local development organisations, in the district, by Pramita Dhakal (kp 17/06/2019)

Dengue threat looms over Kathmandu, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 17/06/2019)

Alarm as dengue spreads to Itahari, by Amar Khadka (15/06/2019)

Dengue reported in Jhapa, Morang (kp 13/06/2019)

‘State unprepared to deal with epidemics’, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/06/2019)

Province 1 government allocates Rs 8m to contain dengue in Dharan: BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences confirmed 54 new cases on Monday,  taking the number of dengue patients to 368, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 11/06/2019)

Dharan sees rise in dengue patientsAs of Saturday, 281 people have been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease in the Sub-metropolis, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 09/06/2019)

A second type of mosquito responsible for the spread of dengue in Dharan: Previously, female Aedes aegypti were thought to be solely responsible for the spread of dengue in the city, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 08/06/2019)

Dharan launches mosquito search and destroy drive, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/06/2019), Dengue-hit Dharan destroying mosquito breeding grounds, by Rohit Rai (rep 06/06/2019), Dengue dangers (repm 06/06/2019), Two wards of Dharan sub-metropolis declared crisis-hit zones over dengue: As many as 188 people from Wards 8 and 15 have been diagnosed with dengue so far this year, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 07/06/2019)

Cases of diarrhoea on the rise (ht 05/06/2019)

Dengue cases increasing in Dharan: Rapid response team sent to contain the spreading of the disease, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 01/06/2019), Dharan dengue outbreak out of control (ht 04/06/2019), 33 more infected with dengue in Dharan, by Rohit Rai (rep 05/06/2019)

First bird flu death: What next?, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 31/05/2019)

Residents of Bhairabpur suffer from chickenpox (kp 24/05/2019)

Specimens from patients sent for tests for bird flu virus: A team of 35 experts carried out epidemiological surveillance, by Arjun Poudel (rep 20/05/2019)

Nine new cases of dengue reported in Dharan, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 20/05/2019)

African malaria threat: Malaria imported from African continent has been increasing steadily in the last few years, and is posing unnoticed public health threat to Nepal, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 20/05/2019)

Baitadi at risk of malaria, by Tripti Shahi (kp 20/05/2019)

Authorities launch bird flu awareness drive in Kavre (ht 17/05/2019)

Three children infected with dengue in Dharan, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 16/05/2019)

Authorities to send more specimens abroad to test for bird flu virus: Health Ministry says it is still tracking the people who came in close contact with the person who died of the H5N1 virus on March 29, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/05/2019)

Diarrhoea stalks several parts of Doti district, by Mohan Shahi (kp 09/05/2019)

Cholera case in capital, Influenza B surging in Valley (rep 09/05/2019)

Disease control division scans media reports to get information about epidemic outbreak, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/05/2019)

First cholera case of year confirmed in Capital, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/05/2019), Man tests positive for cholera in Kathmandu (ht 08/05/2019), Water samples collected from Kathmandu’s cholera-hit area for lab test, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/05/2019), Coliform in water caused cholera case in capital (rep 10/05/2019)

One dead, several affected by viral fever in Bajura, by Krishna Oli (rep 06/05/2019)

First bird flu death exposes passive surveillance and poor preparedness: 21-year-old Bhaktapur resident’s case is the first H5N1 human infection in the world since February 2017, by Arjun Poudel, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 03/05/2019), Nepal sees first bird flu death (re 03/05/2019), On bird flu, awareness is the key (rep 05/05/2019), Bird flu death raises alarm, but government response is slow, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/05/2019), Control measures: To prevent potential pathogenic outbreaks, the authorities need to respond better (kp 07/05/2019)

Unusually hot temperatures trigger seasonal ailments in Baitadi, by Tripti Shahi(kp 03/05/2019)

Diarrhea outbreak in Gulmi village brought under control, by Shiva Lal Subedi (rep 02/05/2019)

Measles outbreak in Morang, Dang and Kapilvastu raises concern: Over 13,000 children—aged nine months to 15 years—in disease-hit areas are being immunised, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/05/2019)

Nine deaths in a remote Humla village worry locals; disease yet to be diagnosed: Authorities say teams of experts have been dispatched to the region, but they are yet to reach, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/04/2019), Medical team reaches Tajakot to treat patients with flu-like symptoms: Throat swab of patients will be collected today to be sent  to Kathmandu to ascertain the cause, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/04/2019), Humla death toll reaches 10 (ht 30/04/2019), Mystery illness in Tajakot under control; throat swab samples sent for test, by Kalendra Sejuawal (kp 01/05/2019), Disease, hunger and chronic poverty kill people in Humla: Doctors on the ground say living conditions are terrible in the district, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/05/2019)

Gulmi diarrhoea: Coliform found in drinking water; authorities claim disease under control, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 28/04/2019), Diarrhea outbreak leaves over 160 bed-ridden in Gulmi, by Shiva Lal Subedi (rep 28/04/2019)

Disease control division to work with Met Office to combat climate-induced epidemics: Vector-borne diseases like malaria found in areas earlier considered non-endemic, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/04/2019)

Nepal unlikely to eliminate malaria by 2022 (kp 25/04/2019), Highest number of patients found in Mugu district (ht 26/04/2019), Sudurpaschim at high risk of malaria, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 26/04/2019)

Two-thirds deaths caused  by non-communicable  diseases, a new study finds: Findings by Nepal Burden of Disease show heart disease and respiratory diseases are the leading causes of deaths in males and females respectively, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/04/2019)

New study shows 12 percent of population suffers from chronic respiratory diseases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/04/2019)

Number of TB patients on the rise: Tuberculosis ranks as the seventh leading cause of deaths in the country (ht 26/03/2019)

Kailali authorities express concerns over vector-borne diseases, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 11/03/2019)

Health officials fear leprosy resurgence in the country: Leprosy-free status could be lost if prevalence rate reaches 1% of total population, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/03/2019)

Leprosy cases on the rise in Rautahat: District Public Health Office to mobilise volunteers to locate leprosy patients in the district, by Shiva Puri (kp 01/03/2019)

Elimination of lymphatic filariasis unlikely by 2020 (ht 23/02/2019)

Malaria cases rise in districts considered non-endemic, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/02/2019)

Valley likely to see diarrhoea outbreak (ht 19/02/2019)

Not enough research on Kala-azar: Experts, by Keshav Rana (rep 05/02/2019)

Number of leprosy cases increasing despite govt efforts (ht 03/02/2019)

No one diagnosed with leprosy in Jumla, Humla and Dolpa (ht 27/01/2019)

Call to eliminate leprosy-related discrimination (ht 26/01/2019)

Cases of swine flu reported in Kathmandu (ht 23/01/2019)

Brushing off rumours, experts say there are no cases of swine flu, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 15/01/2019)

Swine flu threat: New challenges ahead, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 07/01/2019)

Bhojpur on alert after two kala-azar cases confirmed (rep 03/01/2019)

116 cases of leprosy in Karnali Province, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 03/01/2019)

Temperature plummets in Tarai districts: Health officials say the number of patients suffering from cold-related diseases is on the rise (kp 22/12/2018)

Efforts to Contain Malaria in Nepal, by Balaram Chaulagain (rn 17/12/2018)

Fighting dengue: More efforts required, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 17/12/2018)

Sudurpaschim: TB patients increasing by 3,500 each year: Inspector at Sudurpaschim Health Directorate says they are facing  challenges to control the disease in the region, by Mohan Budhair (kp 30/11/2018)

Dharan sees 10 dengue cases in three weeks, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 19/11/2018)

Nepal at high risk of imported diseases outbreak (ht 13/11/2018)

We are not prepared for Zika virus outbreak: Government of Nepal should conduct awareness programs about the virus. Health authorities should run screening and protecting protocol, by Bishnu Prasad Upadhyay and Binod Rayamajhee (rep 05/11/2018)

Scrub typhus spreads after earthquake: The magnitude of the outbreak escalated in 2016—831 cases of scrub typhus were reported in 47 districts and 14 people  died by the end of that year, by Arpan Shrestha and Nayak Paudel (kp 04/11/2018)

Diarrhoea affects 47 in Makwanpur (kp 02/11/2018)

Dengue cases reported across country (ht 01/11/2018), Nine found infected with dengue in Kanchanpur (rep 02/11/2018)

Pokhara sees rise in dengue patients, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 28/10/2018), 22 new cases of dengue reported in Pokhara, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 31/10/2018)

Unidentified disease kills two in Kanchanrup, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 28/10/2018), Medical specialists yet to reach affected area in Saptari: Locals are in terror, fearing the disease to be another outbreak of a fatal influenza in their locality, by Abdhaesh Kumar Jha (kp 31/10/2018)

Seven dengue cases detected in Balaju alone (ht 27/10/2018)

Imported dengue cases reported (ht 15/10/2018)

Health authority issues dengue alert in Bardibas, by Rabindra Uprety (kp 12/10/2018)

NHRC conducts research on Sickle Cell Anaemia (kp 10/10/2018)

Authorities up border watch to stop infectious diseases, by Nayak Paudel (kp 08/10/2018)

Farwest faces malaria risk, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 08/10/2018)

Medics yet to contain diarrhoea in Nainahi (kp 26/09/2018)

Cases of influenza-like illness increasing in valley (ht 19/09/2018)

Rise of scrub typhus: Urgent action required, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 17/09/2918)

Health department declares war on influenza viruses: Officials plan preventive measures to control the outbreak of Swine and Hong Kong flu, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha and Nayak Paudel (kp 15/09/2018), Lack of experts affects treatment (ht 17/09/2018), Cash-strapped Saptari struggles to contain Swine, Hong Kong flus: Health officials say over 400 new cases of suspected flu reported on Sunday , by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 18/09/2018), Medical experts reach flu affected areas (ht 18/09/2018)

Schools closed for three days after flu threat in Saptari district (ht 15/09/2018)

Unknown disease downs 400, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 11/09/2018)

Typhoid patients on the rise (kp 11/09/2018)

Malaria stalks Baitadi (kp 29/08/2018)

Diarrhoeal diseases up due to climate change: Report (ht 29/08/2018)

Scrub typhus detected in 82 patients (ht 24/08/2018)

Residents quiver as stray dogs go on snapping spree: Number of victims seeking anti-rabies vaccinations has nearly doubled in the last year, by Anup Ojha (kp 23/08/2019)

Fresh diarrhoea outbreak in Thula Chiudi (kp 15/08/2018)

Dengue strikes Darchula (kp 14/08/2018)

Kala-azar claims four lives in eight months (06/08/2018)

Fresh malaria spate in Righa downs 24 people (kp 01/08/2018)

79 new leprosy patients found in Siraha (kp 23/07/2018)

Spread of Tuberculosis continues, by Pushparaj Joshi (rep 23/07/2018)

Incidence rate of malaria high in Righa village of Mugu district (kp 17/07/2018)

Suspected cholera cases on the rise (ht 11/07/2018)

Kala-azar: A major health concern in Province 5, by Binod Pariyar (rep 10/07/2018)

Outbreak of Malaria in Mugu infects 16 villagers (kp 01/07/2018), Malaria downs 26 people in Righa, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 05/07/2018)

Gastritis patients at high risk of cholera (ht 27/06/23018)

Cholera outbreak: Act before it’s too late, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 25/06/2018)

Kala-azar downs three people in Darchula, kills one person, by Manoj Badu (kp 23/06/2018)

Diarrhea and viral fever cases spike in Sindhuli; Muddy rains contaminated water sources: Doctors, by Anil Bhandari (rep 23/06/2018)

Eye allergy on the rise in valley (ht 19/06/2018)

Awareness needed to avoid sickle cell anaemia: Nepal Health Research Council (ht 19/06/2018)

Nipah alert: As flying foxes are found in different areas including in Kathmandu, Nepal is at high risk of Nipah virus outbreaks, by Binod Rayamajhee and Sagar Aryal (rep 17/06/2018)

43 new leprosy cases detected in Rupandehi (ht 17/06/2018)

Doctors fear possible trachoma resurgence (ht 14/06/2018)

Myths about NCDs: Shift in approach required, by Barbara J. Engebretsen (ht 13/06/2018)

Viral fever cases on the rise in valley (ht 10/06/2018)

Seasonal patients up in Saptari (ht 08/06/2018)

Nipah virus in India: Lessons we need to learn, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 04/06/2018), Nipah Virus: A Dissection, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 07/06/2018)

Skin diseases on the rise in valley (ht 03/06/2018)

Diarrhoea downs 1,200 in Dang, by Durgalal KC (kp 28/05/2018), Diarrhoea outbreak in Shantinagar ‘subsiding’, by Durgalal KC (kp 29/05/2018), Shantinagar diarrhoea crisis ends after 5 days, by Durgalal KC (kp 01/06/2018)

Diarrhoea cases rising (ht 14/05/2018)

WHO calls to fast-track efforts to eliminate rabies (ht 04/05/2018)

Dengue-like illness: A public health threat, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 02/05/2018)

Chickenpox cases on the rise in valley (ht 27/04/2018)

Malaria cases being reported in hills (ht 26/04/2018), 21 patients of malaria found in Nawalparasi: A majority of the people in the district sleeping outside their homes to escape summer heat is  one of the major reasons, by Narayan Sharma (kp 30/04/2018)

World Tuberculosis Day marked (kp 25/03/2018)

300 new leprosy cases detected in four districts (ht 02/03/2018)

STIDH reports first case of paralytic rabies in the country (ht 01/03/2018)

Significant rise in viral fever patients (ht 20/02/2018)

Mystery disease forces school to remain shut (ht 14/02/2018)

Outbreak: Jajarkot is becoming the disease capital of  the country due to shortage of medicines, by Binod Rayamajhee and Sagar Aryal (kp 13/02/2018)

Sickle cell disease rife among Tharus (kp 12/02/2018)

Hong Kong flu spread: Timely interventions required, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 06/02/2018)

3k new leprosy cases spotted each year (kp 29/01/2018), 3,000 new leprosy cases detected in 2017 (ht 29/01/2018)

Cold puts kids at high risk of viral diarrhoea (ht 29/01/2018)

Scrub tyhpus claimed 11 lives, 667 people infected till Nov 15: EDCD, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 26/01/2018)

Influenza of strains AH3, B confirmed in Khadachakra, by Tularam Pandey (kp 26/01/2018), Influenza scare: Though National Influenza Centre has said there is no need to panic, precautionary measures are a must in the wake of flu season (ht 26/01/2018)

Kalikot flu outbreak: Schools closed for four days in Khadachakra, by Tularam Pandey (kp 24/01/2018), Six more samples from Kalikot test positive for Hong Kong flu, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 25/01/2018)

16 samples test positive for Hong Kong flu (ht 24/01/2018)

Medical team to visit leprosy-affected districts (ht 20/01/2018), Leprosy cases rising despite govt’s efforts (ht 22/01/2018)

Kalikot flu kills 5, over100 infected (kp 20/01/2018)

What are you allergic to? An epidemic of pollution-related allergies sweeps Kathmandu as winter wears on, by Sonia Awale (nt 19/01/2018)

Late diagnosis a barrier to eliminating malaria (ht 18/01/2018)

Govt rules out epidemic in Jajarkot deaths (kp 14/01/2018), Flu takes one more life in Jajarkot; toll climbs to 14 (kp 15/01/2018), Viral fever still out of control in Jajarkot (ht 16/01/2018), ‘Junichande flu epidemic under control’, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 18/01/2018)

Five die of ‘viral fever’ in Bajura village, by Arjun Shah (kp 13/01/2018)

Jajarkot viral fever toll climbs to 13, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 11/01/2018), Consultant docs off to affected areas (kp 12/01/2018), Health workers struggling to contain viral fever in Jajarkot: 1,500 treated till date, more patients  pouring in (ht 12/01/2018)

Flu claims life of 2-month-old; 10 dead in 2 weeks: Seasonal flu has affected hundreds of people at Junichande Rural Municipality in Jajarkot district (kp 10/01/2018)

Quake victims’ children suffer from pneumonia (ht 09/01/2018)

Extreme cold continues to trouble viral fever patients, by Janak KC (rep 09/01/2018)

Viral fever outbreak in Bajura district (ht 08/01/2018)

Viral fever claims nine, including five children in a week (ht 07/01/2018)

Case of Lyme disease detected at STIDH (ht 06/01/2018)

4 die of viral fever in Humla: Health facilities without medicines, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 03/01/2018), Medical team sent to viral fever-Affecte dareas in Humla (kp 05/01/2018)

Emerging Lyme disease: A wake-up call for Nepal, by Sher Bahadur Pun (02/01/2018)

National tuberculosis prevalence survey set to be conducted from January (ht 30/12/2017), TB prevalence survey soon (kp 31/12/2017)

Cold affects life in Mahottari: The District Health Office says patients of pneumonia, asthma and cold  diarrhoea, among other  ailments, are increasing, by Rabindra Upreti (kp 17/12/2017)

Viral fever grips far-flung Bajura villages (ht 16/12/2017)

Viral fever cases on the rise in Valley (ht 10/12/2017)

Fatal Chikungunya virus: Emerging in Nepal, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 06/12/2017)

Unidentified disease claims one; scores ill (kp 05/12/2017)

Still spreading: Scrub typhus is the most prevalent, neglected and under-recognised, yet easily treatable disease in Nepal, by Santosh Thapa and Binod Rayamajhee (kp 03/12/2017)

Dozens succumb to viral fever in Mugu (ht 03/12/2017), Health workers reach Mugu villages to contain  viral fever (kp 07/12/2017)

Viral fever claims four lives within a week: In mid-Oct four persons of Seri Satbad, Khale Kawa and Paikhugaun villages had died of viral fever in the district (kp 02/12/2017)

Dangerous dengue: Dengue is spreading fast in Nepal, in what could be the worst and most explosive epidemic since 2010, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 21/11/2017)

Dengue causes fear among locals in Rautahat’s Paurai Bazar (kp 10/11/2017)

Medicine shortage in viral fever-affected Gorkha village (kp 02/11/2017)

Dengue claims one life in Damak, nearly 350 infected, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 26/10/2017), Dengue downs over 300, sparks drug shortage in Mahottari district (kp 27/10/2017), 854 tested postive for dengue so far this year, cases may rise, says EDCD (ht 27/10/2017)

Dengue outbreak in Rupandehi, 91 infected, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 24/10/2017)

Dengue spreading fast in Jhapa, by Raju Adhikari (rep 23/10/2017), Jhapa sees over 100 dengue cases within month (kp 24/10/2017)

Malaria downs 60 in Mugu (kp 19/10/2017)

Dengue and malaria detected in high hills, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 18/10/2017)

Govt ignoring fast-spreading dengue fever: Public health and municipality offices cite budget crunch, by Raju Adhikari (rep 16/10/2017)

Sukraraj Hospital swamped with dengue patients (ht 10/10/2017)

Sakarapur reels from diarrhoea; health officials suspect cholera (kp 09/10/2017)

Valley at high risk of dengue (ht 07/10/2017)

Three cutaneous leishmaniasis cases detected at Sukraraj infectious disease hospital: Infected sand flies transmit the disease when they bite a healthy person, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 07/10/2017)

27 cases of dengue infection detected in Dhading (rep 06/10/2017)

Increasing dengue cases spreads fear in Mahottari (rep 05/10/2017)

Deadly malaria Matter of concern, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 05/10/2017)

‘Unknown disease kills two persons’: Doctors unable identify the disease stalking Musahar settlement (kp 03/10/2017)

Diarrhoea claims one in Dolakha, 12 taken ill (rep 02/10/2017)

201 Scrub typhus cases detected in two months (kp 27/09/2017)

Children below age of 10 at high risk of SHAPU infection (ht 26/09/2017)

10 dengue patients admitted to STIDH, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 24/09/2017)

CD deploys team to tackle malaria outbreak (ht 21/09/2017)

Eight test positive for hepatitis A (ht 18/09/2017)

H1N1 influenza death toll reaches 14 (ht 17/09/2017)

354 scrub typhus cases in 34 districts, five deaths so far this year (ht 16/09/2017)

‘Swine flu kills one, 42 sick’ (kp 14/09/2017)

Dengue alarm: Huge concern, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 13/09/2017)

300 scrub typhus cases so far this year (ht 08/09/2017)

Malaria cases declining in Nepal, says EDCD (ht 08/09/2017)

Viral fever takes hold of flood victims, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 05/09/2017), Two Bhojpur villagers die of viral fever (kp 07/09/2017)

Scrub typhus, dengue cases on the rise (ht 03/09/2017)

‘309 infected with swine flu in Chitwan’ (kp 02/09/2017), Threat Of Swine Flu, by Balaram Chaulagain (rn 03/09/2017)

Three die of viral fever (kp 01/09/2017)

Diarrhoea, fever cases up (kp 29/08/2017)

Viral fever patients up in Dhading, Sindhuli (ht 29/08/2017)

Hundreds of flood survivors under grip of viral diseases, by Pawan Yadav, Shankar Acharya and Laxmi Sah (kp 27/08/2017)

Typhus alert: City dwellers may not know that Scrub typhus has been making a shift from rural to urban areas, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 27/08/2017)

Malaria cases on the rise in Bajura (ht 26/08/2017)

Two women die of viral fever in Tehrathum (kp 26/08/2017)

Viral fever grips flood-hit Siraha (ht 24/08/2017)

Viral diseases stalk people in landslide-affected areas, by Shahiman Rai (kp 22/08/2017)

Kaski, Syangja still not safe from H1N1 infection, by Santosh Pokharel and Mohan Gurung (rep 22/08/2017)

Over 450 viral fever patients treated in Rukum (kp 21/08/2017)

Diseases break out in flood-hit areas (ht 20/08/2017)

Scrub typhus infections on the rise (ht 20/08/2017), Scrub typhus threat: Now that most of the Tarai is inundated by floods there is more danger of the disease spreading due to lack of hygiene and rise in the number of dangerous rodents (ht 22/08/2017)

Viral haemorrhagic fevers claim lives of four children (kp 19/08/2017)

Fear of diseases looms in the wake of floods: Experts call for urgent steps to supply water, sanitation and medicines: Most of the flood survivors are left with no option than to spend nights under the open sky  without basic facilities, by Chandan Kumar Mandal and Pawan Yadav (kp 18/08/2017)

Over 200 ill of unknown cause (kp 18/08/2017)

Epidemic in flood-affected area ruled out (ht 17/08/2017), Saptari flood victims start falling ill (ht 17/08/2017), Kailali flood victims falling ill following the disaster (ht 18/08/2017)

Doctors issue epidemic alert to flood victims (ht 14/08/2017)

Alarming surge of swine flu in Nepal: The trend is worrying because it seems to be the same strain that caused a pandemic in 2009, by Binod Rayamajhee (kp 13/08/2017)

Narayani Hospital without lab kits to test swine flu, by Shankar Acharya (kp 10/08/2017)

Fear of waterborne diseases looms among Pokhara denizens (ht 10/08/2017)

104 test positive for swine flue in western region, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 08/08/2017)

Swine flu panic: Precautionary measures, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 08/08/2017)

H1N1 influenza death toll reaches 10 (ht 08/08/2017)

Woman succumbs to scrub typhus in Chitwan (ht 08/08/2017)

Three die of suspected H1N1 influenza in Palpa (ht 06/08/2017), Flu scare: Schools in Palpa’s Kaseni closed for three days (kp 07/08/2017)

Swine flu alert issued in Waling after death (ht 28/07/2017), Three of a family test positive for swine flu (ht 29/07/2017), Medical team from Capital begins inspection in Syangja (kp 30/07/2017), Health authorities urge caution after swine flu claims two lives: Doctors report an increase in cases of severe pneumonia while patients are being treated in intensive care unit (kp 31/07/2017), Swine flu alert: With a regional outbreak of an old virus strain, Nepal should take preventive steps (kp 02/08/2017), Five new cases of swine flu detected in Syangja (kp 03/08/2017), Swine flu death toll reaches six (ht 03/08/2017), Two women from Jhapa die of swine flu in two weeks (rep 03/08/2017), Swine flu death toll reaches eight (kp 04/08/2017), Ample medicine in stock for pandemic influenza (kp 04/08/2017), Schools in Syangja to remain shut for a week (ht 05/08/2017), Syangja schools shut over swine (kp 06/08/2017), Swine flu claims one more life: 74-yr-old man from Palpa dies while undergoing treatment in Capital; EDCD holding a review meeting today as death toll continues to rise, by Madhav Aryal (kp 06/08/2017)

13 scrub typhus patients in Chitwan (ht 25/07/2017), Scrub typhus claims four in FY 2016/17 (kp 26/07/2017), 37 new scrub typhus patients in Chitwan (ht 31/07/2017)

Snakebite cases up in flood-affected areas (ht 12/07/2017)

Diarrhoea kills one, scores fall sick in Gorkha village (kp 11/07/2017)

ENT problems on the rise in Kathmandu Valley (ht 11/07/2017)

Scrub typhus kills 4 people, infects 504 in one year (kp 06/07/2017)

Diarrhoea cases increasing in Valley (ht 05/07/2017), Diarrhoea outbreak hits Tanahun residents (ht 05/07/2017), 236 diarrhoea outbreaks in 2 months (kp 09/07/2017)

Diarrhoea outbreak in Barpak kills 15-month-old (kp 04/07/2017)

Experts call for caution against waterborne diseases, by Samipa Khanal (kp 23/06/2017)

Scrub Typhus diagnosed in Chitwan (ht 21/06/2017)

Number of seasonal patients on the rise in Valley (ht 15/06/2017), Cases of influenza, diarrhoea and common cold rising in Capital (rep 15/06/2017)

Cholera alert: Knocking at our doors, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 13/06/2017)

Chickenpox outbreaks hit Doti schools (kp 11/06/2017)

Dengue case reported in Kathmandu Valley (ht 30/05/2017), Two test positive for dengue in Kathmandu, by Arjun Poudel (ht 31/05/2017)

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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