Chitwan, 18 Jan : A person has died here recently due to dengue.
Vector controller at the Chitwan District Public Health Office, Ram KC, said the victim is a 79-year-old man from Handikhola of Makwanpur district. He was brought to Chitwan on January 4 for treatment.
He died on January 9 while undergoing treatment at Bharatpur Hospital, according to KC.
Fifty-seven out of 1,105 people who were screened for dengue infection were found to be infected with the condition in the current fiscal year. Similarly, 371 people out of 1,670 who underwent tests for scrub typhus were found to be infected.
The death toll from various diseases in the district has reached 10 with the latest death in this fiscal year. Three people had died due to scrub typhus in a gap of one month since mid-July. Similarly, one person died of chikungunya in August and another person in September, the District Public Health Office, Chitwan stated.