World Mosquito Day: Know about different vectors and diseases they spread

World Mosquito Day commemorates Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 discovery of the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission. The event raises awareness about the threat of malaria and other diseases transmitted by the world’s deadliest animal

World Mosquito Day: Know about different vectors and diseases they spreadMosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread diseases to humans causes millions of deaths every year. There are several different mosquitoes that can carry many different diseases. Aedes, Anopheles, Culex mosquitoes act as vectors (living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals […]

Maharashtra forms 162 special teams to treat monsoon-related ailments

Following a survey 162 special teams of health department staff is set up to examine monsoon-related diseases in Maharashtra

Maharashtra forms 162 special teams to treat monsoon-related ailmentsMany deaths have reported due to rain-related incidents across Maharashtra in the last 48 hours. Also, people have been asked to take all precautionary measures to prevent any water-borne and other infectious diseases. A special survey was done recently in Maharashtra where the condition of 14,000 households affected by the flood was examined. Around 1, […]

Know how to safeguard your child this monsoon

Rain has created havoc in Mumbai, and illness in children also begins to increase during this time as they are suddenly exposed to a huge fluctuation in the temperature and humidity and thus a considerably larger number of germs that the body has to fight against

Know how to safeguard your child this monsoonExperts are witnessing cases of viral fever, dengue, malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory infections in children, and have also warned that even leptospirosis cases may come up. Hence, experts suggest parents to take care of children by making the house mosquito-proof, ensuring adequate hydration, giving them boiled water, and avoid eating street food. Mumbai may come […]

Tackling common illnesses in monsoon

Dr Upasana Sharma, Head, Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her insights about the monsoon-related ailments, its symptoms, and its prevention

Tackling common illnesses in monsoonEnjoying the first showers of the season, eating at roadside stalls, and playing in puddles, is how many of us wish to be associated with the monsoon. However, it is a busy time for doctors, as the season brings with it a multitude of illnesses; Prompt examination and treatment is of utmost importance. It is […]

Kidney failure: Why monsoons are a critical period

Dr Ajit Kumar Singh, a Nephrologist from NephroPlus Dialysis centre, Purnea, Cooch Behar & Siliguri, shares how kidneys are vital and it can play a crucial role in monsoon

Kidney failure: Why monsoons are a critical periodThe kidneys play a vital role in the functioning of our body as they act as a filter and strain out waste products which are harmful to the system. They also help in maintaining blood pressure and in the production of red cells, which are crucial for our body to function normally. The monsoons bring […]

Swine flu, dengue patients rising at an alarming rate in Mumbai

Monsoon invites a plethora of diseases such as H1N1, dengue, malaria, typhoid, flu, viral fever, and hepatitis which can be life-threatening.  SRV Mamata Hospital, Dombivli,  reported 2 dengue, 2 malaria, and 1 swine flu. Surely, the numbers are harrowing

Swine flu, dengue patients rising at an alarming rate in MumbaiHence, experts have highlighted some preventive measures like avoiding stagnant water which is the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Monsoon is pleasing and helps you get that much-needed relief from the scorching heat. But, along with that, it can also put you at the risk of fatal diseases like swine flu, dengue, malaria, typhoid, flu, […]

Dengue: Pune Municipal Corporation issues notices to 900 housing societies over stagnated water

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has sent notice to 900 housing societies during this monsoon period. The stagnated water in these societies is becoming a cause of concern. The PMC has also issued preventive measures for dengue

Dengue: Pune Municipal Corporation issues notices to 900 housing societies over stagnated waterThe Pune Municipal Corporation has stepped up its action on establishments, mainly housing societies, as well as bungalows, and commercial establishments that are not taking adequate measures to check mosquito breeding. The health department has issued notices to owners of properties found with stagnant water. This year, in an attempt to keep the number of […]

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseases

When the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit different

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseasesMost common difficulties faced are seasonal illnesses, which are a package monsoon deal. Often caused due to environmental factors, here are the five most common monsoon diseases that you need to look out for. Preparing to tackle them effectively is half the battle won. Dengue A disease spread by mosquitoes that typically bite early in […]

Enjoy monsoon, but with proper care

In the past few years, we have witnessed the monsoon season bring with it a series of calamities. Therefore, it is very important for each one of us to be prepared during this monsoon

Enjoy monsoon, but with proper careIn the past few years, Mumbai is witnessing the monsoon season bring along with it a series of calamities. The 2005 floods are still fresh in the minds of many Mumbaikars, and every season, a sentimental feeling of doubt towards the rains stems in people’s minds. People should be prepared to face the possible disaster […]

Mumbai witnesses a rise in cases of hepatitis and gastroenteritis

As the monsoon has progressed over the country, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released a health report on the list of cases of people suffering from monsoon-related diseases. So far, for the month of June, the BMC has reported 282 cases of hepatitis, 777 cases of gastroenteritis, 310 cases of malaria, 8 dengue cases, and 5 cases of leptospirosis  

Mumbai witnesses a rise in cases of hepatitis and gastroenteritisWhen the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit […]
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