By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Nepal Ministry of Health and Population reports a cholera outbreak in Krishnanagar Municipality in Kapilvastu in the western terai part of Nepal. So far, 885 people have been infected with the diarrheal disease in Krishnanagar Municipality.

Vibrio cholerae 01 Ogawa serotype was confirmed in stool samples of the patients.

Four people, three children and one adult male have died during the first week of the month.

Nepal is also a cholera endemic country as cases of infection of the disease are detected every year.

Cholera is a disease spread by drinking water or eating food contaminated with cholera bacteria. Severe cholera is characterized by large amounts of watery diarrhea, often described as “rice-water stool” because it can have a pale, milky appearance. It can also be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. If untreated, the loss of fluid can be deadly. But simple treatment, including replacing lost body fluids, can lower the risk of death to less than 1%.