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HEALTH INFORMATION

Altitude and Trekking
Trekking with Children

Trekking with Children (update July 2023) Trekking with children can be fun and rewarding but some health issues need to be considered while traveling with children in remote region, mainly the effect[...]

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Altitude and Trekking
Trekking whilst pregnant

Whilst the effect of altitude on an unborn baby is the primary concern of pregnant women, when discussing the potential risks of trekking in Nepal, other health issues relevant to pregnant women must [...]

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Altitude and Trekking
Trekking and the Oral Contraceptive Pill

Oral contraceptive pills are hormonal preparations taken for several reasons. The primary purpose of hormonal contraceptives is as the name suggests, to prevent pregnancy. They are however used for th[...]

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Altitude and Trekking
Altitude Illness Advice for Trekkers

Altitude Illness(updated July 2023) Symptoms of altitude illness can begin to occur at 8000ft (2400m) or lower still, but serious altitude illness is rare below 10,000 ft. (3000 m). Symptoms occur due[...]

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HEALTH INFORMATION

Immunizations
Immunization Recommended for Travelers

    Name     Dosage Booster Comment Hepatitis A -Havrix, Avaxim or Twinrix (combined A&B)   0 and 6-12 months (2 doses) Twinrix- 0, 1 and 6 months   Not recommended. No n[...]

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Immunizations
Immunization for Children

Immunization Schedule for Children (updated July 2023   The following is a recommended schedule for immunizing children.  There is room for variation in the exact timing of the immunizations. In[...]

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HEALTH INFORMATION

Infectious Diseases
Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola Virus causes Viral Hemorrhagic fever in affected persons and has caused a total no of 1,779 cases (including 961 deaths) since February 2014 in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and a few cases in [...]

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Infectious Diseases
Rabies Prevention in Nepal

Rabies Prevention in Nepal (update July 2023) Rabies is a form of brain infection or encephalitis caused by a virus that is transmitted in the saliva of infected animals. Nepal is endemic for rabies a[...]

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Infectious Diseases
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel corona virus (COVID-19): UPDATED 29th June, 2022 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Covid -19 is here to stay in this world and we are learning to live with it. More than 50% of covid circulating glob[...]

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Infectious Diseases
Malaria Advice for travelers to Nepal

Malaria advice for travelers to Nepal What is malaria? Malaria is a parasitic infection of the blood transmitted by night-biting mosquitoes. The parasite named Plasmodium, multiplies in the liver bef[...]

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Infectious Diseases
Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) (update July 2023) JE is a serious illness that affects the brain.  Although many people get infected with the JE virus without becoming ill, for those who do show symptoms[...]

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Infectious Diseases
Infuenza or the Flu

Influenza or the “Flu” (update July 2023) Flu is characterized by the abrupt onset of fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat and cough. Unlike other common respiratory illnesses, flu can be se[...]

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Infectious Diseases
Home care for patients with suspected COVID-19 infection

Home care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and management of their contacts For those presenting with mild illness, hospitalization may not be required unless there is concern about r[...]

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Infectious Diseases
Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever (update July 2023) Nepal had an outbreak of dengue in 2022 with 54,784 reported dengue cases and 88 deaths, cases detected with maximum number of cases occurring in Kathmandu valley.1 The[...]

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Infectious Diseases
Cholera in Nepal

Cholera in Nepal (updated July 2023) Every year Kathmandu valley sees a little over 100 cases (June-November) of Cholera except in some years when there is an epidemic with larger number of cases. Cho[...]

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HEALTH INFORMATION

Traveler’s Diarrhea
All about Cyclospora

Cyclospora (updated July 2023) Cyclospora season starts each year in late May, peaks in June and July and finishes almost completely by August with a rare case occurring at any time of the year. It is[...]

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Traveler’s Diarrhea
All about Cyclospora

Cyclospora (updated July 2023) Cyclospora season starts each year in late May, peaks in June and July and finishes almost completely by August with a rare case occurring at any time of the year. It is[...]

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HEALTH INFORMATION

Other
Mental Health in Nepal

Psychological Problems in Travelers and Expatriates Adventure travel can be emotionally loaded for many people. This psychological burden takes place on several levels. Part of the attraction of adven[...]

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Other
Dental Information for travellers

Broken Teeth/Filling A number of people have experienced broken teeth or broken fillings from stones in the rice.  To help prevent this chew slowly and be aware that the stones tend to settle at the [...]

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Why CIWEC

• 42 years of experience • Friendly and quiet environment • 24/7 availability of seasoned post graduate doctors/nurses • Doctors and senior nurses certified by ISTM in Travel Health • Best nurse to patient ratio • Short waiting time for appointments, diagnosis and reports • End to end handling of insurance cases

80+

Consultants in various specialists

42 years+

experience in dealing with travel related illnesses

170 +

Nationalities as patients

30,000+

Insurance cases closed

35+

Years research in travel related illnesses

ISTM Certified Doctors and Nurses

Our doctors and nurses are certified in travel health by the International Society of Travel Medicine

Kathmandu Location

G.P.O. Box 12895, Kapurdhara Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4524111, 4524242, 4535232
Fax :
Email: info@ciwec-clinic.com

Pokhara Location

14th Street, Lakeside, Pokhara-6, Nepal
Phone: +977-61-453082, 457053
Fax :
Email: pkradministrator@ciwec-clinic.com
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