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Explained: Mumbai experts on why dengue spikes during the monsoon; causes and emergency treatment

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Updated on: 27 June,2022 10:21 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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The monsoon season in Mumbai brings different kinds of diseases with it. With the rising number of dengue cases in the city, two city experts simplify the causes, symptoms and preventive methods for dengue and why people should be concerned about getting affected by it

Explained: Mumbai experts on why dengue spikes during the monsoon; causes and emergency treatment

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The monsoons have finally hit Mumbai with regularity but that also means the onset of the flu season. Even as people deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a general trend of increase in the number of cases of diseases such as gastroenteritis, dengue and malaria among others. While people were mostly indoors in the last two years due to the pandemic-induced lockdown, more people are travelling to work and being exposed to new places, which may be a cause for worry, especially in the case of dengue and malaria. The fact that comorbidities have seen more people succumb to Covid is another reason why people should be careful. 


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