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Viral outbreak takes hold of flood victims in Nepal

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 August 2017, 15:40 IST
Viral outbreak takes hold of flood victims in Nepal

After going through the worst flooding in decade which has claimed lives of almost 150 people and left 90,000 homes destroyed, Nepal yet again seems to be facing with another shamble as an epidemic viral outbreak has taken hold of hundreds of flood- affected people in several districts of the country.

The viral outbreak has affected the lives of flood victims, who are now suffering from health problems like fever, cold, diarrhea, headache and skin infections.

Several medical camps are being set-up by local authorities in the flood hit areas. Mostly coming for treatment are those living in temporary shelters as their house were washed away due to natural calamity, the Kathmandu Post reports.

One of the doctors from the medical camp said the outbreak was due to water contamination, poor hygiene and exposure to elements and nearly 80 percent of flood survivors were diagnosed with some form of viral illness at the medical camps.

Chief of Bara Red Cross Society said contaminated water was the main reason behind disease outbreaks in the flood-hit areas of the district.

-ANI

First published: 27 August 2017, 15:40 IST
 
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