Beware! These Rainy Season Illnesses Could Be Deadly – Here’s How to Protect Yourself

These illnesses could make you very sick in the current weather

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The refreshing rains, bringing relief from scorching heat, have begun. Monsoon has made the weather pleasant in many parts of the country. However, along with relief, these rains also bring several diseases. During this season, the risk of many dangerous illnesses increases. Some diseases are so severe that without timely treatment, they can be fatal. Let’s find out how to recognize the symptoms of these diseases and what measures to take to avoid them.

Beware! These Rainy Season Illnesses Could Be Deadly – Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Why is there an increase in illnesses during rainy season?

According to health experts, the monsoon season brings humidity in the environment, which provides favorable conditions for bacteria and viruses to thrive. This leads to the onset of many diseases. The risk of viral and bacterial infections is higher during this season, affecting children and the elderly most severely.

   

Common illnesses during rainy season

According to doctors, during the rainy season, the risk of diseases like diarrhea, typhoid, viral fever, dengue, and malaria spreads rapidly and is most severe. Typhoid and diarrhea are often caused by contaminated food and water, leading to symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea. Some bacteria also contribute to viral fever. The risk of flu is also higher during this season.

Most dangerous monsoon diseases

During the rainy season, the greatest risk is from diseases like dengue and malaria. Both are transmitted through mosquito bites. Water accumulates during this season, providing breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Dengue and malaria spread through these bites. If not treated in time, these diseases can be fatal.

Also read: 7 Health Tips for Monsoon Weather to Avoid Getting Sick

Which group of people is at most risk?

According to health experts, those with weaker immune systems are most susceptible to diseases that increase with the onset of the monsoon. Viruses and bacteria can easily attack such individuals, so they should take precautions.

Common symptoms of monsoon diseases

  • High fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea, diarrhea

How to avoid rainy season diseases

  1. Prevent mosquito breeding; ensure there is no stagnant water around or on rooftops.
  2. Pay special attention to food and drink; avoid eating outside.
  3. Drink only clean and boiled water.
  4. Maintain cleanliness and hygiene; avoid negligence.
  5. Wash hands regularly.
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