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Get to know about health precautions for Nepal. This article also tells about health precautions to keep in while raveling in Nepal.
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Health Precautions for Nepal

Nepal is counted among one of the underdeveloped countries of the world. No wonder there are so many diseases that are prevalent in Nepal. Apart from the major diseases and infections that are common in South-Asia, Nepal has a wagon-full of other disease too. You will need a day or two to acclimatize in Nepal. Till then, you will need to avoid street-foods and drinks. Actually most of the diseases prevalent in Nepal are either water or air borne.

Some of the most common diseases of concern in Nepal are Malaria, Kala-azar, Japanese Encephalitis, Tuberculosis, Dysentery, Hepatitis A and HIV/AIDS. Estimates from the World Health Organization predict that conditions will not improve over the next 8 to 10 years. According to Public Health Department in Kathmandu, the major health problems are Dysentery, Parasites, and other water borne diseases. In the villages of Nepal, major problems are Skin disease, which results from lack of proper hygiene and sanitation, acute respiratory infection, and lung disease that result from indoor cook fires and malnutrition.

Avoid drinking water from unknown sources. Try to carry packaged drinking water wherever you go and don't share your glass of water with anybody. Keep packets of Oral Re-hydration Solution (ORS) with you. Always demand for Mosquito repellents in hotels. Mosquitoes cause some of the major diseases in Nepal such as Kala-azar, Malaria, Chikungunya and Dengue.

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