Diar­rhea, sun­stroke on rise in sum­mer

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

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.

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