The health effects of the climate change

The sudden cshange in climate in Delhi with stormy rains will cause more attacks of asthma, dengue and malaria.
untimely rain will further add to the menace of dengue, malaria mosquitoes’ growth.

In areas where construction is going on, collection of rain water will promote breeding of the mosquitoes. Aedis mosquito larva grows faster when the temperature is between 30-32 degrees. In Delhi, the maximum temperature for the last five days has been 33 degrees, which means that the atmosphere is conducive for early larval growth. Rain water collection will also increase cases of jaundice and typhoid. This year, most cases of mixed infection have been reported which means some patients having dengue and malaria, dengue and typhoid together.

All school children irrespective of territory, should be assigned home work to identify the breeding places. Unless it is done, dengue cases will occur even beyond Diwali, which is usually the end of dengue cases.

The change in season will also lead to the start of respiratory viral illnesses, which can worsen asthma with the anticipated Diwali pollution in the days to come.

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