Cholera outbreak in Nepal worsens

The cholera outbreak in Rautahat that began almost a month ago has now claimed 2 lives and infected at least 800 people. An early pre-monsoon rain has made the situation worse by contaminating most of the water sources. 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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