Kathmandu: The number of people suffering from dengue has reached more than 13,000 in the country. The bulletin of the Epidemiology and Diseases Control Division has said 13,700 persons had contracted dengue.
Lalitpur district has highest number of patients- 4,098; which is followed by Kathmandu-3,052. Similarly, Makwanpur district has 1,422 cases of dengue fever. Other districts reporting dengue patients are Rupandehi (641), Bhaktapur (482), Dang (378), Chitwan (343), Dhading (145), Kavrepalanchowk (134) and Darchula (121).
The Bagmati Province has the highest number of dengue patients, 9971. The country has recorded the death of 13 persons caused by dengue so far. The dengue is caused by the bite of aedes aegypti and aedes albopictus species of mosquito which is active especially at dawn and dusk.