KATHMANDU, June 26: An addition of seven people have tested positive for Cholera in the Kathmandu Valley, according to the District Public Health Office.
Chief Basant Adhikari of the health office said that five cases of Cholera have been identified in Kathmandu Metropolis, and one each in Chandragiri Municipality and Budhanilkantha Municipality.
The infected are currently receiving treatment at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Diseases Hospital at Teku. Earlier, two cases of Cholera were found in Bagbazar. The two have already been treated and discharged.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Population has urged the people to visit their nearest health office immediately if they experience any symptoms of the disease. The ministry has requested everyone to be alert and vigilant as diarrhea, cholera and other water-borne diseases are spreading especially in summer and rainy season.
The ministry has requested that water be consumed only after boiling or chlorinated. It has also asked everyone to maintain personal hygiene and wash hands after going to the toilet.