Monsoons have been here for sometime now and everything is green and beautiful. Rains bring everyone happiness, but it also brings along a few things that harm us. Rains give rise to water-borne diseases like Chikungunya and Dengue. A lot of people have been affected by these diseases in Pune. In a month, the number of dengue cases in Pune have doubled. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. From children to adults, everyone is prone to the disease. We list down a few preventive measures –
1. Clean Water - It is highly essential to keep oneself hydrated so that our immunity level does not decrease. But at the same time make sure you drink clean and purified water. Boil the water or use a purifier. Lack of clean water is responsible for more deaths in the world than war. Quick Tip - Use of Iodine solution, tablets or crystals.
2. Avoid Eating Sea Food and Non-Vegetarian foods - It's advisable to go easy on non-vegetarian food as it overwhelms the body system and increases the load on the liver. Sea Food should be avoided at all cost for the same reasons.
3. Have More Green Vegetables: Green vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, fibers and other nutrients which help in boosting the immunity level. Add more green vegetables like spinach, broccoli, lettuce, coriander and mint to your daily diet.
4. Cloves: A rich source of antioxidants, adding cloves to your daily food helps in building up the immunity level. Thus cloves help in preventing various diseases including dengue.
5. Basil: Take a few basil leaves, wash them properly and then chew them. Do this early in the morning as it helps to provide a boost to the immunity level and prevents one from catching infections and diseases which include dengue as well.
The major concern about dengue is that till date there is no cure or vaccination for dengue. The only way out is prevention. Hence, getting it diagnosed as soon as possible and getting the needed medical intervention is important. If delayed it might turn fatal as well.
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