Top 19 Major Infectious Diseases in Nepal


 Top 19 Major Infectious Diseases in Nepal

Infectious Diseases in Nepal: – Nepal is a nation of more than 28 million individuals that extends for 500 miles (805 km) along the Himalayan Mountains that frame the fringe of Nepal and Tibet. The geology ascends from low fields with a height of 200 ft (70 m) to the most astounding point on the planet at 29,029 ft (8,848 m), the summit of Mount Everest. Around 30% of sightseers come to Nepal to trek into the mountains, while others come to encounter the way of life and staggering characteristic magnificence.

Kathmandu is the capital city, with a populace of more than 2 million individuals. It sits in a rich valley at 4,344 ft (1,324 m) in elevation. Nepal’s scope of 28°N (the same as Florida) implies that the no mountainous ranges are calm year-round. The vast majority of the yearly precipitation comes amid the storm season (June through September). The principle traveler seasons are in the spring (March to May) and fall (October and November). The winter months, December through February, are wonderful in the marshes however can be excessively icy, making it impossible to make trekking charming in the high mountains.

In April 2015, a noteworthy seismic tremor caused broad harm and executed more than 9,000 individuals. Be that as it may, the vast majority of the harm happened in no tourist zones, and the framework for travelers has to a great extent been repaired. The Mount Everest locale east of Kathmandu and the Annapurna district toward the west are the goal for generally trekkers. The Langtang valley trekking territory, north of Kathmandu, was annihilated by a noteworthy avalanche after the tremor, and vacationer administrations have not yet been reestablished.

Infectious Diseases in Nepal
A child using Mask in Nepal

Trekkers into the Mount Everest area routinely rest at heights of 14,000–16,000 ft (4,267– 4,876 m) and climb to elevations >18,000 ft (5,486 m). This delayed introduction to high heights implies that sightseers must be proficient about the dangers of elevation disease and may need to convey particular medicines to counteract and treat the issue (see Chapter 2, Altitude Illness). Most trekkers into the Mount Everest locale land there by traveling to a minor airstrip at Lukla at 9,383 ft (2,860 m). The next day they achieve Namche Bazaar at 11,290 ft (3,440 m). Acetazolamide prophylaxis can significantly diminish the odds of creating intense mountain ailment in Namche.

In the Annapurna area, here and now trekkers may climb to perspectives in the foothills without achieving any high elevations. Others may embrace a more drawn out trek around the Annapurna massif, going over a 17,769-ft (5,416-m) pass (the Thorung La). Streets have been built up the 2 noteworthy valleys of this trek, shortening the general trekking separation and changing the idea of the experience (autos and cruisers might be experienced along the trek). The aggregate introduction to high height is less in this locale than in the Everest district. The Langtang locale has a high purpose of 14,000 ft (4,200 m).

Notwithstanding trekking, Nepal has a portion of the best boating and kayaking streams on the planet. Wilderness holds up in Chitwan National Park enable voyagers to see an extensive variety of natural life, including tigers, rhinoceroses, bears, and crocodiles, and a gigantic assortment of extraordinary fowls. It is additionally conceivable to head out by street to agreeable cabins in the foothills that bear the cost of all encompassing perspectives of the Himalayas.


These passage records major irresistible infections prone to be experienced in nations where the danger of such maladies is surveyed to be high when contrasted with the United States. These irresistible ailments speak to dangers to US government faculty flying out to the predetermined nation for a time of less than three years. The level of hazard is evaluated by considering the remote idea of these irresistible sicknesses, their seriousness, and the likelihood of being influenced by the maladies display. The ailments recorded don’t really speak to the aggregate illness trouble experienced by the neighborhood populace.


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The hazard to an individual explorer shifts significantly by the particular area, visit length, kind of exercises, sort of lodging, time of year, and different variables. Counsel with a travel pharmaceutical doctor is expected to assess singular hazard and prescribe proper preventive measures, for example, immunizations. However, there are numerous infections that have caused numerous issues in Nepal. Many individuals lost their life in view of these infections. Some of they are:

Immunization Preventable Diseases

Explorers to Nepal are at high hazard for enteric sicknesses. Hepatitis An antibody and typhoid antibody are the 2 most critical inoculations. The danger of typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever among voyagers to Nepal is among the most astounding on the planet, and the commonness of fluoroquinolone resistance is high.


Japanese encephalitis (JE) is endemic in Nepal, with most elevated illness hazard happening in the Terai area amid and promptly after the storm season (June through October). JE has been recognized in neighborhood occupants of the Kathmandu Valley, however, no instances of JE obtained in Nepal have been accounted for in travelers or ostracizes. JE antibody is not routinely suggested for those trekking in higher height regions or spending brief periods in Kathmandu or Pokhara in transit to such treks (see Chapter 3, Japanese Encephalitis).

2. African Trypanosomiasis

It is caused by the parasitic protozoa Trypanosoma; transmitted to people by means of the chomp of bloodsucking Tsetse flies; contamination prompts disquietude and unpredictable fevers and, in cutting edge situations when the parasites attack the focal sensory system, unconsciousness and demise; endemic in 36 nations of sub-Saharan Africa; dairy cattle and wild creatures go about as store has for the parasites.

3. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

It is caused by the parasitic protozoa leishmania; transmitted to people by means of the chomp of sandflies; brings about skin sores that may end up plainly perpetual; endemic in 88 nations; 90% of cases happen in Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Peru; wild and trained creatures and additionally people can go about as supplies of contamination.

4. Torment

It is bacterial illness transmitted by insects typically connected with rats; individual to-individual airborne transmission additionally conceivable; late torment scourges happened in zones of Asia, Africa, and South America related with provincial territories or residential areas and towns; shows as fever, migraine, and horrendously swollen lymph hubs; ailment advances quickly and without anti-microbial treatment prompts pneumonic shape with a passing rate in abundance of half.

5. Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever

It is tick-borne viral ailment; disease may likewise come about because of presentation to contaminated creature blood or tissue; geographic conveyance incorporates Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe; sudden beginning of fever, migraine, and muscle throbs took after by draining in the entrails, pee, nose, and gums; death rate is roughly 30%.


Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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  1. I really enjoy reading your posts, I find them very helpful in preparing for my upcoming visit to Kathmandu, Nepal

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