Ahead of the monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had reserved a total of 3,500 beds across all government hospitals of the city to combat the water-borne diseases, anticipating the huge number of patients that would be a victim of dreadful malaria and dengue until the season lasts.
As on this day, several hospitals have reported a surge in the number of cases being admitted due to the mosquito-borne Malaria and Dengue. Experts also foresee the number graph to only rise as the season reaches its peak.
Who is more prone to fall prey to these diseases?
People with low immunities and asthmatic patients are more likely to be a victim of Malaria and Dengue during this time of the year. Other than this, anyone with an unhealthy lifestyle and poor habits of hygiene can be diagnosed with Malaria and Dengue.
The primary and the most common cause is a parasite that is communicated from one person to another by an infected mosquitoes bite.
Types of Malaria:
Falciparum and Vivax.
The latter is dreadful and can cause loss of life in case of poor quality treatment provided to the patient; the former is relatively more common in people and is curable in a short time period.
Dengue is carried by the Aedes mosquito that breeds in water bodies that have been stagnant for a period of one week or over. Usually at sites of construction, water tanks that are overheated, swimming pools, plants, and discarded junk unattended for a long time.
Research says the threat of these mosquito-borne communicable diseases doesn’t end with the rainy season. Once the weather is clear, the Aedes mosquitoes conquer the most in hot, high and humid temperature, i.e. between 20-30 degree Celsius.
Symptoms of Dengue:
The symptoms are something close to a flu-like illness. There is spike in body temperature, commonly known as break bone fever. The symptoms are widespread, ranging from mild to serious.
The severe ones consist of what they call Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS) and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF). These two are dangerous and require hospitalization.
The major distinguishing symptom between the two mosquito-borne diseases is the duration of fever. While dengue fever is constant for over a week, Malaria fever occurs for a couple of hours but regularly.
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