A village in Pahalgam lives in dread of hepatitis C as 150 more people test positive.

The village of Wularhama, in Pahalgam, sits on the Bijbehara-Pahalgam road where complaints of illnesses related to hepatitis C had grown to an alarming level in recent times. At least 150 people in a remote village of Pahalgam have tested positive for hepatitis C in what has set alarm bells ringing in the health department that if measures are not taken to stop the spread of the infection, it could transmit to areas beyond the village.