‘Flu’ claims at least eight lives in Mugu
At least eight people including three children have died and hundreds of others have fallen ill in Mugu in the past week due to an unidentified disease that appears like flu.
Bhiyalli Shahi, Sakka Bahadur Shahi, Balbhadra Jaisi and Asmita Shahi of Dhainkot VDC and Jhot Bhiyal, Sukillo Bhiyal, Subash Malla and Laxmi Buda of Seri VDC have died in the past week due to the diseases. About 300 others are ill.
The deceased complaint of a headache followed by a high fever and inflation of throat before they died, reports say.
District Health Office has deployed some health professionals with medicines to the affected VDCs.
nepalnews.com Jun 17 09