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How to keep safe from water-borne disease during monsoon season

By Pragya Gouhari -
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  • 13th July 2020,
  • 6:17 PM

Take your health seriously and give your body all the vitamins it needs.

While the country is already dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, health workers have warned citizens to safeguard from water borne diseases during Monsoon.

We Indians love the monsoon season. After all, this is the season that gives relief from high temperature during the dreadful and difficult summer. The clouds are not just calm, mysterious and also frightening. Everybody enjoys the season in their own way. Monsoon calls for rain for some or staying indoors sipping a hot cup of tea.

Amidst everything beautiful about monsoon, there is a downside as well. Monsoon rains damage water, sanitation and hygiene, infrastructure and cause a surge in breeding ground for disease increasing the threat of typhoid, cholera, malaria, dengue, and endangering the health for months to come. This makes it imperative for everybody to ensure that they take the necessary precautions.

Here Is A List of Things You Can Do

1. Consume Immunity Booster Superfoods
Incorporate certain fruits, veggies and dry fruits that are rich in vitamins and minerals that boost immunity and prepare the body to deal with these diseases. Make your immune system stronger and a barrier for these diseases with a proper diet.

2. Use Mosquito Nets
Keep everyone safe by ensuring the use of mosquito nets while sleeping. This is the easiest, most effective way to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. Check for any holes or for any damages to restrict mosquitoes from getting inside the net. Ensure to tuck the net properly. Try to use insect spray containing pyrethroids during the evening and night especially around the sleeping areas. Also, apply insect repellent lotions and creams to all the exposed area of your body.

3. Clean Drinking Water
The first thing that you can do is to consume good drinking water and practice hygiene at home. Make sure that you consume water that is free from silt, dirt or sand particles. Drink water that is purified and check the colour of the water. Water is colourless generally. So if the water which you’re getting from your tap has a yellow or orange tinge or the water is turbid it means that it is contaminated.

4. Keep Your Doors & Windows Closed
Mosquitoes are usually more active during post-sunset hence ensure you close the doors and windows before sunset, to restrict their entry in the house.

5. Clean Surroundings
It is the most vital to keep the surroundings clean to prevent all vector-borne diseases as this restricts the growth of mosquitoes in the first place. Get rid of excess and stagnant water as these are the breeding ground for mosquitoes. Avoid storing water in pots, tyres, tanks, and coolers and if you must store them, cover all kinds of breeding places like water storage tanks and containers.

Also, clean them on a weekly basis and refill with fresh water, as they say prevention is better than cure, which is vital to take steps and precautions to keep our families safe and healthy during these testing times.

Also Read: COVID 19: Fruits and Vegetables to boost immunity, fight the novel coronavirus

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