As government rushes to declare country open defecation free, concerns remain
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Kathmandu, Aug. 25 -- Over the last week, more than 80 people have been infected with diarrhoea in Jamurani, Sano Khola, and Gupte-Gada villages in Dadeldhura district. Contaminated drinking water has been attributed to the outbreak. Water samples from the locality were found positive for E coli and coliform, both of which are found in human faeces and cause diarrhoeal infection.
Health workers deployed from the Provincial Health Office, Dadeldhura Hospital, and Provincial Health Directorate in the affected areas are treating the patients and they have managed to contain the further spread of the disease.
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