Cholera appears to spread in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

The initial cholera outbreak that started in early July has now spread in the Kathmandu Valley to more than a dozen places. Cases were reported from Kalimati, Tripureshwor and Bafal of Kathmandu, and Bhaisepati, Thaiba, Lagankhel and Tangal among other areas of Lalitpur.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers can minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Strictly observe all food and water precautions in any area where there is cholera. 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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