Growing number of cases of acute watery diarrhoea in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Following the monsoon season, approximately 2,840 patients in Timergara and Hangu have been treated for acute watery diarrhoea. Many of the cases have been children. Although the specific cause is not reported, watery diarrhoea could be caused by cholera. If this is the case, then travellers to this area can reduce the risk of exposure to cholera by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If visiting this area and if gastrointestinal symptoms develop, e.g., vomiting and watery diarrhoea, seek medical care at once.

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