Karachi is prone to heavy rains and heat waves, which have led to outbreaks of malaria, dengue fever, and acute. gastroenteritis. Monsoon rains have plagued the city with water-borne diseases like cholera, typhoid, and diarrhea, while stagnant rainwater and sewage in various parts of the city have become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Which is causing diseases like dengue and malaria. In many areas, the smelly garbage heaps and sewage mixed with rainwater are not only presenting an ugly sight, but the residents are also facing difficulty breathing due to this unbearable smell.
The Sindh Health Department has recorded a huge increase in the number of patients suffering from diseases like dengue, malaria, diarrhea, and cholera. According to official data, more than 1,345 cases of dengue have been reported in the province so far this year. Of these, more than 1,049 cases have been reported in Karachi alone. 20 to 25 dengue cases are being reported daily in Civil Hospital Karachi, which is the largest government hospital in the province under the supervision of the provincial health department. 15 to 20 dengue patients are also coming to Jinnah Hospital every day. Diseases like cholera have more statistics than this.
Dr. Sultan, the general physician of Jinnah Hospital, said that dengue and malaria are caused by mosquito bites, while typhoid, diarrhea, and cholera are water-borne diseases caused by consumption of contaminated water and substandard food. He further said that dengue-carrying mosquito breeds in clean water while malaria-carrying mosquito breeds in polluted water.
These diseases can be easily prevented by:
Dr. Sultan advised people to use mosquito nets or mosquito repellent and cover water containers at home to keep mosquitoes at bay. Drink boiled water and avoid old or stored food.
How to Avoid Dengue:
Use mosquito repellent, wear clothing that covers most of the body, such as long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and control mosquitoes inside and outside your home.
Is there any vaccination to prevent dengue?
A dengue vaccine, or a vaccine that can prevent the disease from becoming somewhat severe, protects against all four types of dengue virus: dengue 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Which fruits to use in dengue:
Fruits build immunity. We have always seen that fruits are taken to visit the sick. Therefore, consume more fruits in your diet as they are a source of vitamins that make us immune to diseases. Apples, bananas, and mangoes are usually used in our daily life, but some fruits can cause dengue fever if used in dengue.
Papaya is rich in vitamins, fiber, zinc, and folate so it is very good for health. Including papaya in the daily menu for people suffering from dengue fever will help increase platelets, and white blood cells, prevent blood clotting and heal wounds. Kiwi is a fruit rich in vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin K, and zinc.
Being sick is part of life. After every disease, our body produces an immune virus against the infecting virus. There is a need to provide the body with extra support during the illness to help the body fight against the virus. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Life and health are precious.
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