COVID-19 Pandemic in Nepal: A Threat to Low Resources Countries

Authors

  • Seshananda Sanjel Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Jumla
  • Tarun Paudel Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Jumla, Karnali Province, Nepa
  • Sangita Sanjel Kathmandu University Hospital, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jkahs.v3i2.30727

Keywords:

COVID-19 Pandemic, transmission, prevention control

Abstract

At present, the global community is experiencing a pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that caused coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the third disease from a coronavirus to cause a global outbreak. Person-to-person transmission occurs through droplet or contact transmission and if there is a lack of rigorous infection control or if no proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is available, it may endanger the first-line healthcare workers. In Nepal most of the cases are those who traveled to China and India till date, the infection is transmitted to clusters of societies only. Health workers as well as the general public has to be protected from getting infection applying established and universal infection prevention strategies including social distancing, hand hygiene and application of personal protective devices as required. Person-to-person contact is one of the most predominant ways of transmission of the disease, hence general public as well as all the professional workers have to follow the infection prevention approaches.

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Author Biography

Seshananda Sanjel, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Jumla

Head of Department of Anatomy, Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Jumla, Nepal

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Published

2020-08-29

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Editorial