Diarrhea, sunstroke on rise in summer
HYDERABAD—Incidences of malaria, diarrhea, sun-stroke and others diseases were on the rise with the current hot summer season. Poor drinking water quality, sanitation and hygienic conditions also cause illnesses among adults and children. Child specialist and pediatrician of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro Dr. Salma Shaikh expressed these views while talking to APP here on other day.
She said that the number of patients, suffering from viral and bacterial diseases, like diarrhea, scabies, bronchitis, asthma, malaria, typhoid, dengue fever has been on the rise due to the hot summer season. Dr. Salma Shaikh said that the contaminated water and unhygienic food was also causing typhoid, adding that the typhoid virus could live in ice-cream. Besides, an eyeailment, called conjunctivitis, is also increasing among people, she added.
She said that in summer season the risk of a heat stroke, cramps and exhaustion is high if physical activities are pursued or exposure to the elements is prolonged and heat sickness is fast acting and dangerous.