Via Xinhua :
" KATHMANDU, May 17 : With continued increase in temperature over the past few weeks and the scarcity of safe drinking water, diarrhoea cases are on the rise in remote districts of the mid and far-western Nepal, local media reported on Monday.
At least 20 people died out of 441 diarrhoea patients last month, according to the data compiled by Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) under Department of Health Services.
"Contaminated water consumption and the lack of personal hygiene are the main causes of the disease," said Dr. D.B. Thakur, director of EDCD.
"This year, the number of people suffering from diarrhoea is less than that of last year in the corresponding period."
Last year, 371 people died of diarrhoea, reported The Kathmandu Post daily."