KATHMANDU, July 6: Cholera has been confirmed in two more persons. According to the Director of Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr Chuman Lal Das, cholera patients were found in Hetauda and Changunarayan municipalities.
Apart from these initiatives, planning and warning of the District Administration Office (DAOs), health experts and the government, are the youths aware about this serious issue? Samiksha Shrestha of My City (Republica) talked to a few youths involved in different sectors of Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolitan cities to find out how aware youths are about the spread of this disease and do they know the preventive measures and what to do if they get infected? Excerpts:
KATHMANDU, June 26: The Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) has decided to stop the sale and distribution of Panipuri and Chatpate in the metropolis from Saturday. LMC has banned the sale of Panipuri and chatpate, claiming that cholera bacteria were found in the water used in Panipuri.
KATHMANDU, September 3: The Ministry of Health and Population is to start clinical trial of vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 and cholera. Nepal Health Research Council is set to initiate the clinical trial of mRNA and cholera vaccines against the two diseases.
ADEN, April 9: In the summer of 2017, a plane chartered by the United Nations idled on the tarmac at an airport in the Horn of Africa as officials waited for final clearance to deliver half a million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen. Amid the country’s ruinous war, the disease was spiraling out of control, with thousands of new cases reported each day.
BEIRA, April 2: Mozambican and international health workers raced Monday to contain a cholera outbreak in the cyclone-hit city of Beira and surrounding areas, where the number of cases has jumped to more than 1,000.
BEIRA, March 30: The number of confirmed cases of cholera in the cyclone-hit Mozambican port city of Beira jumped from five to 138 on Friday, as government and aid agencies battled to contain the spread of disease among the tens of thousands of victims of the storm.
BEIRA, March 27: Mozambique said on Wednesday five cases of cholera had been confirmed around the badly damaged port city of Beira after a powerful cyclone killed more than 700 people across a swathe of southern Africa.
Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized to the people of Haiti on Thursday for the world body's role in a deadly cholera outbreak that has killed more than 9,300 people and was blamed on Nepali U.N. peacekeepers.
KATHMANDU, Sept 8: At a time when the health authorities are struggling to contain the spread of cholera in Kathmandu Valley, strains of the deadly disease have been found in drinking water samples collected from various Valley localities.
KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Over a dozen people from the Matatirtha and Thankot areas of Kathmandu, who were admitted at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH), have tested positive for cholera.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) has said that it is considering administering cholera vaccine to the people living in the highly affected areas of Lalitpur, where the deadly disease has been spreading for the last one month.
KATHMANDU, July 27: Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) under Department of Health Services (DoHS) has sounded alarm about cholera outbreak in Kathmandu Valley with 21 people already testing positive for the disease.
KATHMANDU, July 14: A diarrheal patient admitted at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) last week was found infected with cholera. The hospital, which had examined a stool sample of the seriously ailing diarrheal patient, said that the deadly disease was confirmed in a patient from Chhetrapati area of Kathmandu.