The risk of scrub typhus has increased after infection was found in people coming to the hospital in Baitadi.
Hospital's information officer Harish Panta said the number of scrub typhus patients has increased in the district this year although it was detected sporadically last year.
According to him, scrub typhus infection has been found in 22 persons since the start of the monsoon season from mid-July till date. The infection is found in patients coming from all the local levels of the district.
Moreover, Panta said it has been detected in more people coming from the Dasharath Chand Municipality and the Dogadakedar rural municipality.
However, mostly patients suffering from viral fever have been coming to the Hospital seeking treatment. Dr Basanta Raj Joshi, Chief of the District Hospital, shared that among the 100 patients coming to the hospital daily, 50 are found suffering from viral fever.