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Infectious Diseases You Must be Aware during the Transitional Period

By Eskanisa R

12 October 2020

These diseases can affect anyone, children and adults.

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The transitional period from dry to rainy season contributing to increasing risk of disease emergence as listed down below we are summarized from vary reliable resources.

1. Chikungunya
Besides Dengue fever, Chikungunya is most common during the transitional period that spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito bites. It has similar mild flulike symptoms with Dengue fever. In some cases, they will not experience any symptoms but the virus can produce fever (above 39.4˚ Celsius), severe joint pains, headache, nausea and bright red rash all over their bodies.
 
They enter that phase normally about 3 – 7 days after the first symptoms and most patients feel better within a week. It will go away on its own within weeks, but the pain lasts for months. But right now, if you have all of the symptoms, you should also go to see the doctor to be treated.

2. Diarrhea
Diarrhea is one of the most common disease in any weather. This one caused by bacteria, virus or parasitic infection of the bowels. The main symptom of diarrhea is watery stools that leads to dehydration. It may also have more following symptoms including nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and headache.
 
Hence, you should wash your hands to get rid of germs before eating food, after going to the toilet and/or after blowing nose, sneezing, and coughing with soap and water, drinking clean water, and only eat cooked food.

3. Asthma
Halodoc defines changes weather especially cold air causing more breathing difficulties in people with asthma. Regular exercise and healthy diet will help improve your asthma control. While doing physical activity people with asthma may exert control over the disease and quality of life. Besides adapting healthy lifestyle, people with asthma are also advised to bring inhalers and medicines during treatment.    

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