Monsoons are here and so are some of its baddies. By Baddies, we mean a whole set of viruses and parasites that cause various types of diseases, ranging from mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and dengue to stomach infections like Gastroenteritis.
In today's article, we will look at the causes, symptoms, and precautions for Malaria and Dengue.
Baddie #1: Malaria
Malaria is a life-threatening, mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects both humans and other animals. It is caused by Plasmodium parasites. These parasites are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. In India, Malaria is a public health problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that India reports approximately 2 million (20 lakh) cases and about 1,000 deaths every year due to Malaria. Let's have a quick look at its causes and precautions we all must take to prevent the spread of Malaria.
Baddie #2: Dengue
Dengue fever is another mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. When a mosquito (Aedes species) infected by the dengue virus bites a person, the virus enters that individual's bloodstream. In India, the number of dengue fever cases has been significantly rising since 2010. It is very important for all of us to understand its causes, symptoms and prevention methods.
Let's pass on this information to near and dear ones and keep them informed too.