Air & Water Borne Diseases
RANCHI: Monsoon brings relief after a long spell of summer. But along with the respite from heat, the season brings forth health issues like skin diseases, fungal infection, hepatitis, diarrhea and related problems. Children are especially vulnerable to these diseases. Little care and simple steps can help prevent such dreadful diseases.
Skin diseases are the most common in rainy season. “Skins get affected as it becomes greasy and oily in this season. There can be fungal infections like dandruff on the scalp, hair loss due to humidity, insect bites allergy, acne and boils,” said Saroj Rai, skin specialist.
NAGPUR: After vector-borne diseases, NMC reports suggest that waterborne diseases, including gastro and jaundice, are also on the rise. As per Epidemic Report of 2011-12 available with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), 1,272 persons have suffered from gastroenteritis in last 12 months. The number of patients in 2011-12 has been comparatively higher than the earlier two years, specially in summer months.
Similarly, cases of jaundice are also on the rise. Total 130 persons tested positive for jaundice between April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012. The cases of jaundice have also been higher in the current year, as compared to last two years. Besides, 202 persons have suffered from dysentery in last 12 months and 33 from diarrhoea.