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Most Common Monsoon Diseases And Ways To Deal With Them

Monsoon is loved by many as it provides relief from scorching heat but that’s not the end of the story. There is a high risk of infections and monsoon diseases caused by bacteria and viruses.

Different Types of Monsoon Diseases

Different Types of Monsoon Diseases

 A little bit of awareness about some common diseases can help in dealing with them in a better way. Most of the monsoon diseases are contagious in nature and transmit within the family and community. To keep yourself and your family healthy and safe, it is very important to maintain proper hygiene and sanitation.

Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Monsoon is the season when mosquitoes breed in large numbers and cause harmful diseases. Mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, Malaria Chikungunya, and Zika. 34% of the dengue cases worldwide are from India. The best way to stay safe from mosquito-borne diseases is to use mosquito nets and repellents. Not letting water be collected in any pot or similar space can also help.

Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Next among the infections are viral fever, cough, cold, and sore throat. These are air-borne and mild. If diagnosed early, these can get better within 3-5 days. Children, senior citizens, people with a weak immune system, and those with diseases such as Asthma are highly vulnerable in this season.

Water-Borne Diseases

Water-Borne Diseases

Water-borne diseases such as Cholera, Typhoid, Hepatitis, and A and E. Leptospirosis, also spread during the rainy season. Sometimes children who get these diseases lose their life due to severe illness. Most of these are caused by consuming contaminated water and can be prevented by drinking clean and boiled water during the rainy season.

Scrub Typhus Fever

Scrub Typhus Fever

Among several harmful diseases, Scrub typhus fever is caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi. It occurs in people who reside in grassy areas and areas with dense rainforests. Caused by the bite of a chigger, its symptoms include fever, body ache, and rashes.

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What About Prevention of Monsoon Diseases?

It has become a bit difficult to differentiate between Covid-19 and these monsoon diseases due to similarities between the symptoms. However, it can be traced through medical advancements such as Real-Time PCR. Truenat facilities are also contributing towards the diagnosis and treatment of such diseases.

Maanik Suri

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