Swine Flu Border Screenings Relaxed

15 Oct. 2009, District Public Health Office Jhapa has stopped screening of visitors for Influenza A H1N1 which was started from July 2009 at Kakarvitta Jhapa. After indigenous cases of Swine Flu detected in Chitwan, Department of Health Services Kathmandu circulated guidelines and the Health Desk has been closed, said DPHO official. Awareness campaign and trainging on Swine flu for health workers are being conducted in Jhapa.

Surveillance of Avian Influenza

22 January 2009, Jhapa Nepal, More than 27000 chickens, ducks and pigeons have been killed and culled by Rapid Response Team in Kakarvitta Jhapa Nepal.

Surveillance of human bird flue has been started in the affected area. Households will be visited for suspected Influenza Like Illness (ILI) cases. Surveillance team has found a ILI case Gita Thapa from Dhulabari and kept under isolation and treatment in Mechi Zonal Hospital. Now her condition is normal.