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PREVENT YOURSELF FROM MONSOON DISEASES.

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Finally, after beating the heat of summer monsoon has arrived. With the onset of monsoon comes refreshment and relaxation. The reality is that it not only refreshes everyone with its showers and rains but it also threatens people with its waterborne diseases. Some of the monsoon diseases are diarrhea, malaria, typhoid, and dengue. Among these diseases, some can be treated easily but some can be deadly and life threatening if not controlled on time. Due to the unpredicted combination of warm, wet and humid climate, these infectious diseases become more common in monsoon. Here are some monsoon diseases and tips how to prevent from them as prevention is better than cure. 


1.Malaria: Malaria is one of the most common diseases that attacks you in the monsoon.This disease is a mosquito-borne disease which is spread by Female Anopheles mosquito.Due to the water logging, mosquitoes get easy condition to bread.Malaria is considered as one of the most dangerous diseases that cause a maximum number of deaths.

Symptoms-

High fever

Chills and shivering

Sweating

Nausea

Headache

Vomiting

Prevention-

Keep your surrounding clean and prevent water stagnation

Use mosquito repellants

Dress your child full sleeves and light colored clothes

Use mosquito bed net while sleeping


2.Cholera: Cholera is another intestinal infection disease. The disease is caused by contaminated water and food with bacteria. Poor hygiene conditions and poor sanitation facility also attribute this disease to spread.

Symptoms-

Vomiting

Nausea

Severe diarrhea

Fever

Dehydration

Loss of appetite

Leg cramps

Prevention:

Clean your hands with soap and water.

Drink canned, bottled water or boil water.

Eat completely cooked food

Avoid unhygienic street food vendor food.

Avoid improperly cooked fish or seafood

Eat fruits and vegetables that you can peel yourself.

Keep your surrounding clean


3.Typhoid: Typhoid is a water-borne disease, and is very common during monsoon season.Typhoid is also caused by consuming contaminated food and water with bacteria. It is considered as a deadly disease so it should be treated as early as possible.


Symptoms-

High fever

Headache

Severe pain in abdomen

Diarrhea and constipation

Dry cough

Abdominal pain

Muscle ache

Prevention-

Drink boil water

Eat well-cooked food and always cover your eatables to prevent contamination insects.

Avoid eating street food and unhygienic food.

Wash hands with soap for at least 30 seconds and water after using the toilet and before eating.

Keep surroundings clean

Get immunized with vaccines


4.Viral Fever: the Viral disease is also a most prevalent disease in monsoon. Viral fever is caused by the virus. Viral fever is considered as a group of viral infections.

Symptoms-

Constant sneezing

Sore throat

Fever

Body ache

Burning in the eyes

Nausea

Vomiting

Prevention:

Avoid getting yourself wet in rain.


Dengue– Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease. When an Anopheles mosquito bites a person infected with dengue virus, the virus enters the mosquito.It is then transmitted to a person when infected mosquito bites them.

Symptoms-

High fever

Headache

Rash

Muscle and joint pain

Prevention:

Use bed net while sleeping

Wear long-sleeved clothes

Use mosquito repellant


5. Chikungunya: Chikungunya is also the most common monsoon disease that attacks the children.It spread from the bite of infected Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.

Symptoms-

Fever

Joint pain

Headache

Muscle pain

Joint swelling


Prevention:

Use measures to keep mosquito outside.

Use bed net while sleeping

Wear long - sleeved shirts and long pants.

Use insect repellents.


It is important to keep yourself protected during monsoon because you can catch infection frequently. It is always better to take precautions and be prepared whenever you go out of your home.



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