How to Prevent Vector-Borne Diseases During Monsoon


How to Prevent Vector-Borne Diseases During Monsoon

Monsoon calls for fun and thrill. At times, the unfortunate thing about the rainy season is that the risk of getting infected with vector-borne diseases. Vector-borne diseases examples are dengue, chikungunya, and malaria. It may be life-threatening if not treated timely. Thus, it is extremely important for you to know these monsoon health tips and the best health insurance policy for yourself and your family to prevent vector-borne diseases. Let's get into some more vital details:

What are Vector-borne Diseases?

These diseases are illnesses caused by mosquitoes, viruses, and bacteria transmitted by agents called vectors. These are the organisms that carry pathogens and parasites from one infected person to another. Such mosquito-borne diseases have an overwhelming impact on developing countries like India. Monsoons are the breeding season for mosquitoes. India bears a considerable burden of vector-borne diseases every year.

Climatic changes especially rain, growing urbanization, and new agricultural methods, cause such vector-borne diseases in India. 

Signs and Symptoms of Vector-borne Diseases

Signs and symptoms of vector-borne diseases may vary depending on the disease one has fallen prey to. There could be mild as well as major symptoms after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

Signs and symptoms of vector-borne diseases include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Diarrhea

Mosquito-borne diseases could also cause swelling of the brain, which is also called encephalitis.

How to Prevent Vector-Borne Diseases During Monsoon?

The common symptoms of Dengue, Malaria, and Chikungunya are high fever, chills, body aches, fatigue, cramps, and rashes. If you notice any of these symptoms, consult a doctor immediately, and also follow these monsoon health tips:

  • Do not allow water to collect anywhere in or near to your house
  • Keep on changing the water used in coolers, planters, storage, and pets' bowls
  • Use mosquito nets, coils, and sprays to keep them away from your house
  • Fix if you have moisture on the walls 
  • Maintain hygiene and wash your bathrooms regularly
  • Use mosquito repellants and creams 
  • Do not drench in the rain and play in the rainwater
  • Use boiled water to wash fruits and vegetables before consumption
  • Keep your foods covered in the kitchen 
  • Avoid eating outside food and halt online home delivery of food 
  • Ensure personal and environmental hygiene 
  • Carry hand sanitiser and breathing mask
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds after every hour and before you eat 
  • Make a complaint if there is any open drainage or potholes in your area
  • Get your children vaccinated
  • Opt for the best health insurance policy
  • Always cover your mouth and nose during sneezing or coughing
  • Try to drink warm water every few hours 

Therefore, early diagnosis and these monsoon health tips can keep you safe from the ill effects of rain. Moreover, comprehensive health insurance can also help during medical emergencies. When the corona crisis is increasing, and medical inflation is rising, one-time hospitalization due to mosquitoes-borne diseases can cost you lakhs of rupees. 

At CHI, we offer Care- the best family health insurance policy that provides you with maximum coverage at an affordable premium. It covers your treatment and medication expenses if you or your insured family member get hospitalized due to vector-borne diseases. It also includes a coronavirus treatment subject to policy terms and conditions. 

So, opt for it now and stay safe during monsoon.

>> Also Read: How to Protect Yourself Against Diseases in Rainy Season?

*Note: Underwriting of claims for vector-borne diseases is subject to policy terms & conditions. Please read the sales prospectus for more details.

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