Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 238–245

Pathogens for Travelers’ Diarrhea in Nepal and Resistance Patterns

Tropical and Travel Medicine (LH Chen, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11908-012-0253-9

Cite this article as:
Murphy, H. & Pandey, P. Curr Infect Dis Rep (2012) 14: 238. doi:10.1007/s11908-012-0253-9


At the top of the world, Nepal leads the world in travelers’ diarrhea. A review of the rates, pathogens and resistance patterns over 3 decades reveals a persistent problem of increasing alarm. A look at root causes provides insight into this oppressive, inconvenient offense to travelers to an otherwise mystical Himalayan paradise.


Travelers’ diarrheaNepalCampylobacterETECShigellaCyclosporaAntibiotic resistanceNorovirusAstrovirus

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine CenterKathmanduNepal
  2. 2.Ann ArborUSA