Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 238–245 | Cite as

Pathogens for Travelers’ Diarrhea in Nepal and Resistance Patterns

Tropical and Travel Medicine (LH Chen, Section Editor)


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’ diarrhea Nepal Campylobacter ETEC Shigella Cyclospora Antibiotic resistance Norovirus Astrovirus 



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Authors and Affiliations

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

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