COVID-19 in fully vaccinated Everest trekkers in Nepal

Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 28, Issue 7, October 2021
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Rapid Communications
COVID-19 in fully vaccinated Everest trekkers in Nepal
Bhawana Amatya, MD, Prativa Pandey, MD, Suvash Dawadi, MD, Shanta Manandhar, MD
Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 28, Issue 7, October 2021, taab098, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taab098
COVID-19 in a fully mRNA-1273 vaccinated aspiring Everest summiteer and an Everest trekker who had two doses of ChAdOx1nCoV-19 is presented. Delta B.1.617.2 variant was sequenced in one of the cases. Travellers should be wary of starting up travel to under-vaccinated regions, particularly if they are at high risk for severe disease.