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Diarrhoea cases increasing in Valley

Himalayan News Service
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Kathmandu, July 4

With monsoon picking pace, diarrhoea cases are on the rise in Kathmandu Valley.

According to Dr Anup Bastola, physician at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku, 80 diarrhoea patients have been admitted to the hospital since the start of monsoon.

Similarly, the hospital has recorded 65 cases of gastrointestinal diseases in the past one month. He said diarrhoeal infections are acquired from contaminated food or water, or directly from another person who is infected.

During monsoon, flooding sweeps decayed particles, dead animal carcasses, sewage and several other pollutants with them polluting clean water. The chances of infection are high, if people don’t consume clean water.

According to District Public Health Office, Lalitpur, 75 to 80 per cent of water consumed in Kathmandu Valley for drinking purpose contains coliform, which causes diarrhoea.

“Water supplied inside the valley is not drinkable.One should only drink boiled water and wash hands with soap after using the toilet and before eating food.  People must also stale and stored food.”

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A version of this article appears in print on July 05, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.


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