Threat of Dengue Outbreak in Nepal in Context of COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Pallavi Koirala College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal.
  • Dipesh Tamrakar Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0772-3653
Keywords: COVID-19, Dengue, Nepal

Abstract

The world has been chained with Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic today. It has affected more than 200 countries in just about a few months since December 2019. The virus has engulfed the world at a momentum never seen before. Considering the chances of disease being spread through asymptomatic transmission, social distancing has become a norm. This has brought a huge shift in how we live, work or interact with each other. It is feared that after the pandemic is over, the world would suffer a period of economic loss, as huge as the greatest depression of the 1930s or even more. With the world making medieval
inventions and science doing wonders, we seem helpless to fight this pandemic. It has also drawn us
to a realization that pandemic response cannot be extemporaneous.

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Author Biographies

Pallavi Koirala, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal.

Resident,

Department of Community Medicine.

Dipesh Tamrakar, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences

Assistant Professor,

Department of Community Medicine.

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Published
2020-06-13
How to Cite
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Koirala P, Tamrakar D. Threat of Dengue Outbreak in Nepal in Context of COVID-19 Pandemic. J Lumbini Med Coll [Internet]. 13Jun.2020 [cited 9Jul.2020];8(1):2 pages. Available from: https://jlmc.edu.np/index.php/JLMC/article/view/365
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