MONSOON AND THE DISEASES IT BRINGS ALONG

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The rainy season is the most awaited season but certain diseases spread in the monsoon. Further, let’s discuss some common monsoon diseases here.

Influenza and the long term relationship with monsoon:

The common cold is very common in monsoon. It can cause a runny nose, sore throat, watery eyes, fever etc. it is a contagious disease that can spread through the air and it is a viral infection. Also, it affects the respiratory tract.

Cholera:

This is the most fatal disease which is spreads through contaminated food and water. It is bacteria borne disease. Further, it can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, fever which can cause dehydration and cramps in the muscle.

Typhoid:

Firstly, it spreads through bacteria by consuming contaminated food and water. Secondly, it can cause by salmonella bacteria. Further, symptoms include abdominal pain, headache, vomiting etc. Treat typhoid as early as possible.

Hepatitis A:

Firstly, the hepatitis A virus causes this condition. Further, this is a liver infection. Also, Hepatitis A spreads by consuming contaminated food and water. The symptoms include jaundice, diarrhoea, stomach pain, inflammation of the liver etc.

Viral fever during the monsoon:

Weather changes cause this fever. Physical contact or sneezing spreads the disease. It is contagious. Symptoms include fever, body pain, chills etc.

Leptospirosis (Weil’s syndrome):

Coming in contact with dirty water causes the condition. Symptoms include muscle pain, fever, headache etc.

MOSQUITOES AND MONSOON:

Monsoon is the breeding hub for mosquitoes. Therefore getting affected by the diseases they cause is not uncommon.

Chikungunya:

Firstly, the bite of the Aedes albopictus mosquito causes this disease. Stagnant water is the home of these blood suckers. Symptoms include fever, joint pain etc.

Dengue:

The virus of this disease can be spread through mosquito bites. The mosquito which carries the virus is called a tiger mosquito which has black and white stripes on its body. The symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, joint pain, nausea, vomiting, fever etc.

Malaria:

This disease can be spread by a mosquito that breeds in dirty water. This disease can be caused by the female anopheles mosquito. The symptoms include fever, body pain, sweating, chills, kidney failure etc.

Preventive measures to follow:

  • Drink clean or boiled water
  • Wash vegetables and fruits with clean water.
  • Eat freshly cooked food
  • Use separate hand towels
  • Use sanitizer.
  • Importantly, use mosquito repellant and nets

Prevention is better than cure. So take preventive measures to avoid monsoon diseases. Therefore enjoy the monsoon and remain safe.


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Dr Arun

Dr. Arun is a practicing dentist with more than 11 years of experience. Loves to blog and in constant search of new knowledge in dentistry and health niche.

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