Cholera appears in Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu has been experiencing the first outbreak of cholera in the past 2 years. Due to heavy monsoon rains, up to 72 percent of the city's potable water supply has been contaminated, and emergency measures have been started to provide safe water. So far there have been 223 confirmed cases with 5 deaths. All travellers to any area where cholera has been reported can reduce the risk of exposure to this infection by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.

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