Medical problems of porters and trekkers in the Nepal Himalaya.

@article{Basnyat1997MedicalPO,
  title={Medical problems of porters and trekkers in the Nepal Himalaya.},
  author={Buddha Basnyat and James A. Litch},
  journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          78-81
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence of medical illness among members of trekking groups in the Nepal Himalaya. The design was a cohort study using interview and clinical examination by a single physician. The setting was the Manaslu area in the central Nepal Himalaya along a 22-day trekking route with elevations ranging from 487 m to 5100 m. Subjects were 155 members of commercial trekking groups: 102 Nepali porters, 31 Nepali trek staff, and 22 Western trekkers. We found that… CONTINUE READING
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