Monsoon Season: Be Cautious Of These 10 Diseases

Here is a list of 10 most common monsoon diseases:

  1. Dengue:

Dengue is the most common disease caused during monsoon season. It is spread by what’s known as the tiger mosquito. Symptoms of dengue involve high fever, swollen lymph nodes, rashes, headache, low palette count and hypersensitivity.

  1. Chikungunya:

Chikungunya is caused by mosquitoes born in stagnated water. These mosquitoes are found in overhead tanks, coolers, plants, utensils and water pipes. Symptoms of Chikungunya involve acute joint pain, high fever, fatigue and chills.

  1. Malaria:

One of the most common diseases in rainy season is Malaria. It is also spread by mosquitoes since there is a problem of water clogging during rainy season which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes to breed. Symptoms of Malaria involve high fever, body ache, body chills, sweating and severe anemia. 

  1. Cholera:

Another common disease is Cholera. This disease is caused due to the consumption of contaminated food and water. Poor sanitation and hygiene also causes it. Cholera needs immediate treatment because it can cause death within hours. Symptoms include, low blood pressure, thirst, muscle cramps, rapid heart rate, dry mucous membrane, loss of skin elasticity.

  1. Typhoid:

Typhoid is a highly infectious monsoon related disease. This disease is usually caused by contaminated food and water. Symptoms involve prolonged high fever, weakness, abdominal pain, constipation, headaches, vomiting.

  1. Viral fever:

This is a common disease throughout the year but is more prominent during monsoon season.

Symptoms involve, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, body chills, muscle, body and joint pain, inflammation of the pharynx.

  1. Diarrhea:

Diarrhea is one of the most common health complaints during monsoon season. It can range from a temporary condition, to a potentially life threatening one. This can be caused due to the consumption of unhygienic food and water.

Symptoms include, loose watery stools, abdominal cramps, fever, bloating, nausea, blood in the stool.

  1. Influenza:

This usually happens due to the change in weather and fluctuation in temperature. You need to protect yourself from this illness as it can turn into a viral infection and transfer from one person to another. Symptoms include, fever, aching muscles, sweating, headache, nasal congestion, sore throat, dry persistent cough.

  1. Leptospirosis:

This is a fairly uncommon bacterial infection which is transmitted from animals to humans. If you have any open bruises or cuts, it’s better to cover them when stepping out to avoid getting this disease and any other infections. During monsoon, it can be caused through the skin being prone to water-logging. Symptoms includes high fever, headache, muscle aches, abdominal pain, red eyes, rashes, diarrhea


  1. Stomach Infections:

Stomach infections happen when you consume unhygienic food and liquid products. Gastroenteritis is one common stomach infection that occurs in this season. Drinking enough boiled water and home cooked food is advised in this situation.

Symptoms includes, low grade fever, nausea, vomiting or both, abdominal cramps and pain, diarrhea


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