Six persons have lost their lives to viral fever that have spread in Junichande Rural Municipality of Jajarkot district in the past two weeks.
Dhansara Nath, 65, Ayeti Tiruwa, 53, Satrup Shahi, 72, of Junichande-2, died of the viral disease. The identities of three children who had fallen prey to the fever are yet to be established.
Hari Bahadur Singh, In-Charge at Badkule-based health post, confirmed the deaths due to viral fever. He attributed the immune deficiencies of the victims for their death.
The viral fever has taken its toll in the district, with around 2,000 people taken ill in the past few days, Singh said.
He said the number of people suffering from the viral fever will increase if it is not controlled in time.
Fever, joint pain and vomiting are symptoms of the viral disease, Singh said.
As many as 100 patients with viral fever visit the health post on a daily basis.
The viral fever has been detected in Junichande, Kapra, Badkule, Karki Gaun, Majkot, Alimaugana, Dandakot and Parale of the district, Junichande Raural Municipality Chairman Krishna KC said.
He informed that villagers of Majkot have been affected the most due to the fever.
KC said that 3-4 members of a single family are suffering from the fever in Majkot.
District Health Office Chief Ram Bahadur Nepal said that a team of health workers under Krishna Khatri, focal person at Jajarkot District Public Health Office, has been deputed to Junichande to control the epidemic.