Upcoming water borne Diseases Due to Flood in Chennai and its Survival Tricks

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Chennai Floods Advisory #3 – Upcoming FLOOD’S DEADLY DISEASES πŸ’€

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SHARE – VERY IMPORTANT – and warn all your loved ones, regardless of age, gender, or whether they are being rescued, in a relief camp / hospital, or their homes unaffected.

DYSENTRY and DIARRHEA is a type of gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the intestine causing loose stool with blood. It is caused by contaminated food or water, oral contact with contaminated objects or hands. Water contaminated with stool, or sewage is high risk.

TYPHOID, is a bacterial infection causing mild to severe fever .[2][3] Often there is a gradual onset of a high fever. Weakness, abdominal pain, constipation, and headache are all symptoms. Typhoid is spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person.

CHOLERA, is an infection of the small intestine by some strains of the bacteria. Symptoms include watery diarrhea, vomiting, and muscle cramps. It is spread mostly by water and food that has been contaminated with human feces containing the bacteria. Insufficiently cooked seafood is a common source.

LEPTOSPIROSIS, is caused by rat urine and people with cuts in legs or wounds should avoid stepping out in water. If the wound comes in contact with the water affected with rat urine, there are high chances of leptospirosis which, if not diagnosed or treated in time, may affect respiratory function, kidney and may even lead to liver failure.

MALARIA, is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) belonging to the genus Plasmodium. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, fatigue, vomiting, and headaches.

DENGUE, is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles.

Source :Survival Instincts

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