Diarrheal disease outbreak in Muskkot, Gulmi, Nepal – 2019

  • Uttam Pachya Gulmi Hospital, Tamghas, Gulmi
Keywords: Diarrhea, Epidemic, Outbreak


Introduction: Diarrhea outbreak was observed in Dajakot, Musikot Municipality, Gulmi, Nepal on April 2019. This study analyzes the data that were collected during this outbreak.

Method: This is a descriptive, cross sectional study defining the diarrheal outbreak at Gulmi in time, place and person.

Result: There were 188 patients presenting with symptom of diarrhea between April 23 to 29, 2019. There were 108 (57.4%) female and 80 (42.5%) male. Maximum (69) number of patients were on day 3 of outbreak.

Conclusion: The outbreak observed at Musikot in 2019 was due to contaminated source of water.

Author Biography

Uttam Pachya, Gulmi Hospital, Tamghas, Gulmi

Consultant Medical Generalist, Gulmi District Hospital, Gulmi, Nepal

Original Article