Common monsoon diseases and prevention tips

After scorching summer season, the monsoon showers are a delight for all. However, while these showers bring some much needed respite from the heat, they also bring about a plethora of infections and diseases. The viral and bacterial infection exposure is quite higher in the monsoon season as compared to others due to the wet and humid conditions that serve to be the perfect breeding ground for diseases. Health organizations around the country have reported an increased incidence of cough, cold and flu cases along with other mosquito borne diseases in such weathers.

Monsoon Diseases You Need to Watch Out For

Following are some of the common diseases that you need to watch out for during the rainy season:

Mosquito Borne Diseases:

Monsoons are considered to be the perfect breeding season for several mosquitos borne disease. India bears the burden of contributing to 34% of the total dengue cases worldwide and 3% of the global malaria cases. Malaria is a life threatening disease caused by the plasmodium parasite transmitted through the infected bite of female Anopheles mosquito. Though it is curable and preventable, it accounts for nearly four lakh deaths worldwide. Other serious mosquito transmitted viral diseases include Dengue and  Chikungunya 


The best way to treat mosquito borne diseases & is through early detection and diagnosis. In order to prevent getting infected by any of these diseases, it is best to avoid any stagnant water to get collected near your house. Water storage containers should be covered, emptied and washed on a weekly basis. Personal hygiene is a must. In addition, personal precautions like wearing full sleeved clothes, using mosquito repellents and insecticide treated nets also help in reducing skin exposure to the mosquitoes.

Water Borne Diseases:

Contaminated drinking water causes 4.8 lac diarrhoeal deaths every year. Children are said to be the easiest victims due to their developing immune system. Diseases like Typhoid, Cholera, Jaundice, Hepatitis A, Gastroenteritis and Leptospirosis are some of commonly occurring diseases caused ingestion of dirty food or water. Their symptoms progress rapidly causing people to die if left untreated.


The best way to prevent water borne diseases to make its way into your homes and societies is by ensuring safe and clean drinking water for all. Adequate sanitation and hygiene should be maintained by the food handlers who should always wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly. Any open drains should be covered and contact with potential infected animals would be eliminated. 

Air Borne Diseases: 

There are several tiny pathogens that often trigger sir borne infections like Common cold and Influenza among people. Children and older people are more susceptible to these infections. Acute exacerbation of copd and bronchial asthma and increases risk of occupational lung disease. They may be caused due to sudden temperature fluctuations or person to person contact.


Protect yourself from these infections best by covering your nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing. Proper hygiene and home ventilation also help in reducing the risk of getting these diseases. It is also advisable to drink warm water at regular intervals and getting vaccinated every year to further improve your immunity.

It is best to keep yourself informed and protected during the rainy season so that diseases are detected at an early stage. This will help in their early treatment and complete care. After all, prevention is always better than cure.

It is very much evident that if we take safe drinking water along with hygienic food then we can prevent most of the water & food borne diseases. Here at Accord we are available 24×7 to guide and treat all these diseases along with best physicians of Faridabad at Accord Superspeciality Hospital, Sector -86, Do visit us to avail our smart services of 1 smart hospital of this region.

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