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5 Diseases To Watch Out For During Monsoon

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The monsoon is a season that is welcomed by many. After the blazing, intense heat of summer, the rains give a cooling respite.

But, do you know that monsoon is also accompanied by many diseases? Even a simple act of playing outside in the rain can make children susceptible to cold and the flu. Eating out can lead to diseases like diarrhea and typhoid.

Go through this ClipBook to learn about 5 common monsoon diseases.

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1. Dengue

Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms of dengue fever include severe joint and muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, headache, fever, exhaustion, and rash. The presence of fever, rash, and...

2. Typhoid

Typhoid fever is a serious bacterial infection that easily spreads through contaminated water and food. Along with high fever, it can cause abdominal pains headache, and loss of appetite. With treatment, most people make a full recovery. But untre...

3. Cold And Flu

Common cold is one of the most commonly occurring during the monsoon season. It is highly contagious disease due to the spread of virus in the air which infects the upper respiratory tract and thus affects the nose and the throat. Symptoms involve...

4. Viral Fever

Viral fever is an umbrella term for a group of viral infections that affect the body and is characterized by high fever, burning in the eyes, headaches, body aches and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Viral fever is common among children and older p...

5. Jaundice

Jaundice means that your skin and other body parts turn a yellow colour. The treatment and outlook (prognosis) depend on the cause. Jaundice is due to a build-up of a chemical called bilirubin in the tissues of the body. Bilirubin is a normal body...

Do's And Don'ts For A Healthy Monsoon

The monsoon season is when people eagerly look forward for cool, refreshing showers, which come as a relief after the scorching heat of summer. Although it rejuvenates every living organism, one should be careful about the diseases prevalent durin...

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