COVID-19 Pandemic: Public Health Implications in Nepal

  • Mohammad Asim Trauma Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  • Brijesh Sathian Trauma Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  • Edwin van Teijlingen Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
  • Ahammed Mekkodathil Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  • Supram Hosuru Subramanya Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Padam Simkhada University of Huddersfield, UK
Keywords: COVID-19, infection prevention, Control, Nepal

Abstract

Over the past few decades, we have seen several outbreaks of zoonotic coronavirus infections. These viruses have the potential of interspecies transmission leading to pathogenesis in humans. This particular respiratory coronavirus initially named 2019-nCOV, is known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). In the current situation, abiding to the general health guidelines is utmost important to maintain stronger immunity for fighting infections and protection from other environmental hazards. 

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Author Biographies

Mohammad Asim, Trauma Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar

Surgery Department

Brijesh Sathian, Trauma Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar

Assistant Professor, Surgery Department and Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

Edwin van Teijlingen, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health
Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal
Nobel College, Nepal

Ahammed Mekkodathil, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar

Surgery Department, Trauma Surgery

Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal

Department of Medical Microbiology

Padam Simkhada, University of Huddersfield, UK

 Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal
Nobel College, Nepal
School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK

Published
2020-03-30
How to Cite
Asim, M., Sathian, B., van Teijlingen, E., Mekkodathil, A., Subramanya, S., & Simkhada, P. (2020). COVID-19 Pandemic: Public Health Implications in Nepal. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 10(1), 817-820. https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v10i1.28269
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Editorial