During the rainy season, we need to take better care of our bodies. Because there are various diseases that usually appear during the rainy season. Here are some examples!
Coughs and Running Nose
During the rainy season, this disease is easier to attack us. Coughs and running nose are caused by infection with the influenza virus. This infection will attack the respiratory system and cause fever, cough, headache, and sore throat.
This virus is spread through body fluids such as saliva, mucus, or sneezes of the sufferer. Also through hands that touch objects that are infected with the virus, then we wipe our mouth or nose.
People who have diarrhea will defecate more often than usual. Diarrhea that is dirty or contaminated with bacteria. During the rainy season, E. coli, salmonella, shigella, and cholera bacteria that cause diarrhea are easier to breed. Therefore, we must choose clean food and avoid snacking carelessly.
Leptospirosis is caused by infection with leptospira bacteria that is spread through the urine of animals, such as rats, cows, or dogs. Signs of people affected by this disease will experience flu, body chills, headaches, and muscle aches.
Typhus is a disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. These bacteria are spread through food. These bacteria attack the small intestine, causing infection. Symptoms include fever, headache, weakness, and sore throat. In addition, this disease can get worse due to a decrease in the body’s resistance during the rainy season. Therefore, make sure to always keep food and drink clean during the rainy season, OK!
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by a virus carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. During the rainy season, the development of these mosquitoes increases faster. This virus will enter the human body through the bite of a mosquito that carries the virus. The body affected by this virus will experience a high fever, low platelets, and reddish skin.
To prevent these mosquitoes from breeding, we must do 3M, namely burying used cans, draining water reservoirs regularly, and closing water storage areas tightly. This is because these mosquitoes like to lay their eggs in clear pools of water.