Cholera continues to spread in Katmandu Valley, Nepal

An increased number of diarrhoea patients with cholera (30 infected people in 1 week) continue to be admitted to local public and private hospitals. Most of the cases are from Kalimati, Tripureshwor and Bafal in Kathmandu, and Bhaisepati, Thaiba, Lagankhel and Tangal from other areas of Lalitpur.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk for the general traveller may be increasing. 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.