Common illnesses during monsoon

Common illnesses during monsoon

This year Monsoon Brings all of us a sudden relief from scorching the heat of summer.But in this season ‘Mansoon’ give us some really bad impacts.Diseases and Flood.Here, we discuss about some of the common diseases during Mansoon.

Some of the most Dangerous diseases During Mansoon are ..

Dengue fever(pronounced Dengee)

Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include

Sudden, high fever
Severe headaches
Pain behind the eyes
Severe joint and muscle pain
Skin rash, which appears three to four days after the onset of fever
Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)

Do you have these diseases you should get to a hospital immediately to be checked for complications.

Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus.There is no specific treatment for dengue/ severe dengue, but early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1%.

Prevention and control from WHO

At present, the only method to control or prevent the transmission of dengue virus is to combat vector mosquitoes through:

1.preventing mosquitoes from accessing egg-laying habitats by environmental management and modification;
2.disposing of solid waste properly and removing artificial man-made habitats;
3.covering, emptying and cleaning of domestic water storage containers on a weekly basis;
4.applying appropriate insecticides to water storage outdoor containers;
5.using of personal household protection such as window screens, long-sleeved clothes, insecticide treated materials, coils and vaporizers;
6.improving community participation and mobilisation for sustained vector control;
7.applying insecticides as space spraying during outbreaks as one of the emergency vector control measures; monitoring and surveillance of vectors should be carried out to determine the effectiveness of control interventions.

Leptospirosis-colloquially called Elippani (rat fever).

symptoms include

High fever
severe headache,
muscle pain, chills,
redness of the eyes,
abdominal pain,
haemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes, vomiting, diarrhoea, and rash.

Epidemics have been increasingly reported from Orissa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In Kerala, it is colloquially called Elippani (rat fever).

Humans become infected through direct contact with the urine of infected animals or with a urine-contaminated environment.

Leptospirosis is caused by exposure to several types of the Leptospira bacteria, which can be found in fresh water that has been contaminated by animal urine. It occurs in warmer climates.



Persistent headache.
Muscle pains.
Joint pain.
Fatigue, lethargy, and weakness.

Chikungunya affects children more severely.
Chikungunya, also known as Chicken Guinea, is a rare form of viral infection caused by an alphavirus that is spread by the mosquitoes of genus Aedes.The incubation period is usually 1-12 days- that means the disease manifests 1 to 12 days after the bite of the mosquito.

There is no specific treatment for CHIKUNGUNYA, but early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates
below 1%.

Cleanliness is the most important thing during the rainy season. Wash your hands regularly using soap or hand wash. Use a
sanitizer after that.

The most common monsoon diseases are:


Cold and flu


Food infection

Water infection


Important Prevention Methods during monsoon season:

cleanness is the most important habit during Rainy season.

Increase intake of Vitamin C either in a natural form or as food supplements as it helps in fighting colds.

Limit intake of coffee during monsoons as it tends to dehydrate the fluids in your body.

Take hot drinks such as vegetable soup, hot milk, ginger tea

Go for a shower immediately if you got wet in the rain to protect yourself from infections.

Keep your house clean and pest-free during the monsoons.

Try to avoid eating street-side food

Drink Plenty of water