Kathmandu Valley confirms 17 cholera cases

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Kathmandu: Kathmandu Valley has reported 17 cholera cases as of Friday, the Ministry of Health and Population said. The ministry said the cases have been reported in Bagbazar, Dillibazar, Balkhu, Kalopul, Boharatar, Budhanilkantha, and Ghattekulo among other places.

The ministry has requested all to adopt caution with the growing cases.

The first cases of the waterborne disease were reported in the Valley on June 19. The two infected aged 18 and 23 living at Bagbazar were admitted to the Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku on June 16. They were later confirmed contracting the disease.

Two metropolises in the Valley—Kathmandu, and Lalitpur—have prohibited the sale of street foods in an attempt to stem the spread of cholera.

Garbage collection in the Valley has been suspended for the past few days. The suspension in garbage collection has resulted in huge heaps of waste in Kathmandu streets, risking the further spread of cholera.