Clinical Profile of Cases of COVID-19 in Far Western Province of Nepal

  • Jagadish Joshi Department of Emergency Medicine, Seti Provincial Hospital, Dhangadi, Kailali, Nepal
  • Pradip Mishra Department of Pediatrics, Seti Provincial Hospital, Dhangadi, Kailali, Nepal
  • Sher Bahadur Kamar Department of Medicine, Seti Provincial Hospital, Dhangadi, Kailali, Nepal
  • Nirajan Datta Sharma Department of Medicine, Seti Provincial Hospital, Dhangadi, Kailali, Nepal
  • Janaki Parajuli Public Health devision, Urban Health Promotion Centre, Dhangadhi, Dhangadi, Kailali, Nepal
  • Seema Sharma Department of Nursing, Seti Provincial Hospital, Dhangadi, Kailali, Nepal
  • Hem Raj Pandey Department of Pediatrics, Seti Provincial Hospital, Dhangadi, Kailali, Nepal

Abstract

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cause various symptoms such as pneumonia, fever, breathing difficult and lung infection. Till now, total 9 cases are reported in Nepal and 4 cases from this province. This case series is to describe the initial clinical features of COVID-19 among the patients admitted in isolation ward of Seti Provincial Hospital. Oropharyngeal swab was taken from all four patients and sample was transfer to national reference laboratory. Three patients were coming from infected country and one is local transmission. Age of patients was range from 20 to 40 years of age with male preponderance. The patient coming from United Arab Emirate was presented with mild symptoms and others were asymptomatic. More tests, contact tracing and keeping them in quarantine are the necessitated action need to be taken by government of Nepal.
Keywords: COVID-19; local transmission; oropharyngeal swab

Published
2020-04-20
How to Cite
JOSHI, Jagadish et al. Clinical Profile of Cases of COVID-19 in Far Western Province of Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 1, p. 135-137, apr. 2020. ISSN 1999-6217. Available at: <http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/2602>. Date accessed: 25 may 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v18i1.2602.