7 Die of Dengue, Leptospirosis in Nepal
    2010-10-04 15:19:07     Xinhua      Web Editor: Zheng Zhi
 

At least seven people have died after contracting dengue and leptospirosis diseases in Nawalparasi district in western Nepal so far.

Monday's nepalnews.com reported that dengue claimed four lives and leptospirosis has claimed 3 lives in the district till now. Dozens more have fallen sick after contracting the disease in the district.

According to the report, an awareness campaign have been started in neighboring Chitwan in central Nepal, a district hardest hit by dengue epidemic, to prevent the spread of the killer disease.

However, no such initiatives have been taken in Nawalparasi, causing fears among the residents of the disease becoming an epidemic.

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