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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Santoso

How to Recognize Symptoms and Avoid the Spread of Rainy Season Diseases

The rainy season is often identified with spikes in infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and respiratory infections. It is important for us to recognize the symptoms of this disease and take steps to prevent its spread.

One disease that often appears during the rainy season is malaria, which is transmitted through mosquito bites. Symptoms of malaria include high fever, chills, and headaches. To prevent malaria, it is important to use mosquito nets when sleeping and avoid mosquito bites by using anti-mosquito medication.

Dengue fever is also a serious threat during the rainy season, especially in tropical areas. Symptoms of dengue fever include high fever, muscle and joint pain, nausea, vomiting and skin rashes. Prevention of dengue fever involves eradicating mosquito nests and avoiding mosquito bites by using anti-mosquito medication.

Respiratory tract infections, including influenza and colds, also tend to increase during the rainy season. Symptoms of respiratory infections include runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever. To prevent the spread of respiratory infections, it is important to wash your hands regularly, avoid contact with people who are sick, and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

By recognizing the symptoms of rainy season illnesses and following appropriate preventive measures, we can help protect ourselves and those around us from illnesses that often appear during the rainy season.


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