The past few months have been tough for all of us. While the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be slowing down, on not only COVID-19, the current weather invites many other air, water, and mosquito-borne diseases. We have to be very careful to stay safe during the monsoon season. The monsoons are the breeding season for India which has a tremendous load of mosquito-borne diseases, with 34% of dengue cases worldwide and 11% of global malaria cases from India.
Malaria is caused by a unicellular parasite called Plasmodium which is one of the biggest health problems during of the monsoons. Mosquito species breed in water channels and streams and are accompanied by high fever for several days. Water-borne diseases are another common problem during the monsoon season.Children are easy victims of these diseases because their immune systems are weak and susceptible to disease. Due to the weak immune system, children and the elderly are more likely to get airborne infections in summer.