Monsoon Related Diseases
This monsoon season is coming; the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria that in turn cause water borne diseases that affects many of people. Some of the most familiar Monsoon Related Diseases include the common cold, viral fever, diarrhoea, typhoid, viral fever, chikungunya and malaria.
Monsoon Related Diseases:-
One of the most common Monsoon Related Diseases, malaria is caused by certain type of mosquitoes breeding in dirty water. Signs of malaria can start as early as 6 to 8 days after a bite by an infected mosquito. They include high fever with chills, profuse sweating when the fever suddenly drops, fatigue, aches throughout the body & nausea.
Cold and Flu:
Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose are common during rainy season. Cold may be accompanied by mucus build-up in your nose, difficult breathing, cough, headache, swelling of sinuses and sore throat.
Diarrhoea refers to a condition marked by common liquid bowel movements. It’s caused by an infection with bacteria, viruses or parasite. Bacteria attack the intestine or produce toxin that makes the intestine hide more water. When food is infected with bacteria, it’s referred to as food poisoning.
Prolonged fever lasting for more than 5 days, diarrhoea, headaches and abdominal pain followed by a rash in the second week may be indicative of typhoid that is mostly spread through infected food & water. To avoid typhoid, avoid consumption outside food as much as possible.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection, which can inflame and damage the liver. It spreads through infected food or water. It may also spread by contact with the blood of an infected person like when intravenous drug users share needles. Signs of the condition are fever, yellow eyes, dark colours urine, loss of appetite and tiredness. To avoid hepatitis A is too sick to eating homemade food.
Chikungunya fever is caused by a virus and it’s transmitted by bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that generally bites during the day. Chikungunya normally starts with fever, but the condition will provide you joint & muscle pains, conjunctivitis, rash and high fever.
One of the most general monsoon ailments, leptospirosis is mostly caused by walking in dirty water with higher chances of infection particularly if you have skin injuries. This bacterial illness is spread by rats and signs include high fever & chills with harsh headaches and body ache, followed by vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea.
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