The body’s immunity reduces during the monsoon season
New Delhi, July 4, 2016: After the hot summers, monsoons are welcomed by all. However, the monsoon season also means the onset of many diseases and reduced immunity. According to Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal – President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Honorary Secretary General IMA, "The diseases associated with monsoon are malaria, dengue, Chikungunya, jaundice, and gastrointestinal infections like typhoid and cholera. Apart from these, viral infections like cold and cough are also common”.
Patients with Chikungunya typically have joint pain that is relieved by flexing the limbs. Dengue, if not adequately managed, can be fatal in 1% of the cases.