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Nepali women die of jaundice, over 2 dozens suffering
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11:34, July 17, 2007

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Two Nepali women died of jaundice in a remote Chepang village, local newspaper The Rising Nepal reported on Tuesday.

In the western part of Makwanpur, a district neighboring capital Kathmandu in the south, Chulthi Maya Chepang, 32 and Bishnu Maya Chepang, 22 died of the disease

More than two dozens of people have been suffering from the disease spread for the last two weeks in the area, a local Man Bahadur Praja said.

The disease will be more flared if the health workers are not sent there on time, another local Jivan Lama added.

It takes 7-hour journey on foot to reach the Chepang village from the nearby Hetauda-Narayangadh Highway.

When contacted, Public Health Chief in the district, Gunraj Lohani, however, said no information of the jaundice epidemic in that area has been heard so far.

Jaundice, also known as icterus, is a yellowing of the skin, conjunctiva and mucous membranes caused by increased levels of bilirubin in human beings and red blooded animals.

Chepang is an indigenous ethnic group, mainly living in the hills and mountains.

Source: Xinhua

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