‘Viral infections on rise due to frequent rain, hot noons’

ST Correspondent
Monday, 18 June 2018

With frequent rain and hot afternoons, the number of patients with viral infections in the city is on the rise, claim city-based doctors. These infections are prevalent in all age groups, especially with patients with low immunity. City-based doctors have advised taking precautionary methods to avoid the spread of infections.

Pune: With frequent rain and hot afternoons, the number of patients with viral infections in the city is on the rise, claim city-based doctors. These infections are prevalent in all age groups, especially with patients with low immunity. City-based doctors have advised taking precautionary methods to avoid the spread of infections.

With the increase in the number of viral infected patients across the city, doctors suggest that patients should get preliminary treatment, as soon as they start feeling uneasy rather than waiting until they get down with fever and cold. Doctors also noted that these infections are on the rise because of a sudden change in weather conditions.

Speaking to Sakal Times, Dr Kavita Krishna, Sahyadri Hospital, said the number of patients with viral infections has increased.

 “The viruses and bacterias reproduce more in this season, as there is warm weather. And so we witness a hike among patients. As precautionary measures, the patients should take better care of themselves. There are a few vaccines available too if a person wants to avoid viral infections,” said Krishna.

Speaking to Sakal Times, Dr Somnath Salgar from Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) said that since the start of June, there have been more cases of viral infections.

“Flu, fever, cough and other illnesses are prevalent in this season. Mostly because the frequent rain is followed by hot days. The best way to stay fit is to eat healthy food and completely avoid outside or street food,” noted Salgar.

Echoing similar opinion, another doctor, Dr Amol Bhujadi, told Sakal Times that senior citizens with blood pressure and hypertension are more susceptible to catch viral infections.

“Maximum precaution should be taken in order to prevent these infections. One easy way to do that is to drink warm water. Also, regular exercise can help maintain immunity as well as good strength to fight against viral infections,” said Bhujadi.

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