Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Over 300 scrub typhus patients in Nepal

Posted by Anup Baral Septembet 21, 2016 :As many 17 new cases of scrub typhus infection have been reported in Chitwan in a week, pushing the number of patients in the district to 162 in the last four months. According to the District Public Health Office, Chitwan, a total of 17 people were found to have infected with the bacterial disease in the examination of 70 patients.
The District Public Health Officer Madhusudan Koirala informed that blood tests showed that 162 out of 400 persons have contracted the disease since April. Five persons have been reported dead due to the infection since April, said Koirala. A team of Epidemiology and Diseases Control Division has arrived Chitwan district for further research on scrub typhus.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.