Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Monsoon is the season which has been eagerly awaited by everyone to get relief from the scorching heat of summer. Though this season might give you relief from the intense heat but it also has its share of health woes. Prolonged cloudy weather and stagnant water invite many monsoon diseases.
Here are some tips of how to prevent monsoon diseases:
In order to prevent yourself from water borne diseases like typhoid, jaundice, gastroenteritis and diarrhea, you should only drink boiled water or water cleaned by a purifier.
To avoid the transmission of diseases, one should always use separate hand towels.
While coughing or sneezing, always cover your mouth ansd nose with a handkerchief to avoid spread of infections.
Use mosquito repellents and nets is a must in this season as dengue transmitting mosquitoes usually bite during day time -either early morning or late evening, while those that cause malaria tend to bite at night.
Avoid eating out and consume more of freshly prepared food.