New dengue outbreak likely this monsoon

Last year’s dengue virus is in mosquito larvae, ready to spread when the rains come

Sonia Awale

3rd Covid wave infects Nepal’s frontliners

During the devastating second wave last year, hundreds of people were dying every day. Hospitals had run out of ICU beds and oxygen...

Sonia Awale

“I’m sad vaccines are delayed in Nepal”

The Covid-19 pandemic has already claimed the lives of 3.5 million people, worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), although Institute for...

Nepal’s virus vortex

Five months after the first COVID-19 case was detected in Kathmandu, and after many experts were puzzled about why the...

Sonia Awale

Children are collateral damage in Nepal lockdown

On Friday, it will be four months since Nepal closed the country down to prevent the spread of  SARS-CoV-2, the virus strain...

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Prevention while searching for a cure

Hand-washing and masks will help Nepal cope with infectious diseases that pre-date COVID-19

Buddha Basnyat

Remembering a pandemic 100 years ago

There are important lessons for the Subcontinent from the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak

Buddha Basnyat

Coronavirus outbreak may curb wildlife trafficking

China is world's biggest market for the illegal trade in wildlife for food and traditional medicine, and its blanket ban announced this...

Sonia Awale

Why Nepal must watch Coronavirus, but not panic

The ongoing outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus in China, also called the Wuhan coronavirus, has now affected at least 17 countries. Approximately...

A shot in the arm for vaccines in Nepal

Last month, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published a study of the successful trial of a new typhoid vaccine that...

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