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Seasonal Diseases

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Diseases which are caused due to the effects of the seasons, are called seasonal diseases. In other words, diseases caused due to allergy of weather are seasonal diseases. Sun-stroke in summer season & cold & Flu in winter are examples.

Seasonal change in the incidence of infectious diseases is a common phenomenon in both temperate and tropical climates. However, the mechanisms responsible for seasonal disease incidence, and the epidemiological consequences of seasonality, are poorly understood with rare exception. Standard epidemiological theory and concepts such as the basic reproductive number R0 no longer apply, and the implications for interventions that themselves may be periodic, such as pulse vaccination, have not been formally examined. This paper examines the causes and consequences of seasonality, and in so doing derives several new results concerning vaccination strategy and the interpretation of disease outbreak data. It begins with a brief review of published scientific studies in support of different causes of seasonality in infectious diseases of humans, identifying four principal mechanisms and their association with different routes of transmission. It then describes the consequences of seasonality for R0, disease outbreaks, endemic dynamics and persistence. Finally, a mathematical analysis of routine and pulse vaccination programmes for seasonal infections is presented. The synthesis of seasonal infectious disease epidemiology attempted by this paper highlights the need for further empirical and theoretical work.

 

Seasonal flu is the term used to refer to the flu outbreaks that occur yearly, mainly in the late fall and winter. Researchers estimate that between 5 and 20 percent of Americans come down with the flu every flu season.

 

The flu, like the common cold, is a respiratory infection caused by viruses. But the flu differs in several ways from the common cold. For example, people with colds rarely get fevers or headaches or suffer from the extreme exhaustion that flu viruses cause. The most familiar aspect of the flu is the way it can "knock you off your feet" as it sweeps through entire communities.

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Here are some home remedies to avoid common seasonal diseases:

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Precaution for rainy season

 

Pollution of drinking water during monsoon is very common. It is very necessary to drink clean and pure water to avoid monsoon diseases like diarrhea, maleriya, thorat infection.

Use boil water for drinking to avoid these cures.Avoid street food to prevent your stomach from diseases.

Always keep the surrounding dry and clean. Prevent accumulation of dirty water. It will keep insects away from you.

Wash vegetables with clean water and steam them well to kill germs.Avoid eating uncooked foods and salads.

 

Precaution for winter season

 

Use warm water for drinking to avoid cold and cough in the winter.

Drink a glass of milk with turmeric at night to increase immunity.

Avoid direct contact with those who have colds and wash your hands frequently.

Apply glycerin with rose water and lemon juice daily before going to bed. This is very good for skin in winter. It’s also improves your skin tone.

 

Precaution for summer season

 

Drink lots of water in summer.

Avoid direct contact with sun. It will cause sun burn.

Use good quality sun screen lotion.

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

Make sure to wash and peel them before eating.

Use cotton clothes in summer. It will keep your body cool.

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