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Jul 2020

5 diseases that may attack you during rainy season

Posted By Suborna Fermi Posted on Jul 17, 2020

Rainy season may seem like a blessing after the scorching heat of summer. It goes without saying that there are still a number of people who hugely prefer this season because of its beauty. However, one must also stay aware of those diseases that may occur during this season. As a matter of fact, many of such diseases may even turn serious.

Precaution has always been a better option than cure. Very unfortunately, there are still a large number of people who are not aware of the diseases that appear during the monsoon. Besides, it is also not possible for all of us to stay aware and alert of the signs and symptoms of the diseases. This is why having knowledge about the monsoon diseases is necessary. Some of those diseases that may appear during monsoon are mentioned below for you.

5 Mentionable Monsoon diseases

  • Mosquito borne diseases: There are so many mosquito borne diseases that may occur during the rainy season as dengue, chikungunya etc. Staying away from mosquitoes as much as possible would be a wise decision.
  • Cold and Flu: Common cold and flu also occur in this season. Flu is caused by the influenza virus, which also spreads through droplets just like coronavirus. In case you are having sore, throat, runny nose and fever, go for a checkup as soon as possible.
  • Cholera: Cholera is one of the most common waterborne diseases that occur during the rainy season. Try to stay away from contaminated water by drinking filtered or refined water always.
  • Typhoid: Typhoid is also one of the most mentionable diseases that occur during the rainy season. Knowingly, typhoid is generally caused by contaminated food and water.
  • Hepatitis: There is a viral infection named Hepatitis A, which is caused by the Hepatitis virus that is also known for occurring during the rainy season. Food safety measures must be followed to stay away from this disease.

Staying aware of such diseases can help you take precautionary measures even more carefully. Fortunately, there are no concrete evidence that there remains a higher risk of a larger spread of Covid-19 during the monsoon season. Although, try your best to avoid sickness by consuming only well-washed foods, drinking clean and boiled water, washing hands several times and using mosquito repellents and nets.