Common summer diseases

As the summer season sets in, watch out for the following summer diseases as temperatures in the country start to rise this season:

  • A�food and water-borne diseases (typhoid, cholera, food poisoning and diarrhoea)
  • sore eyes
  • A�measles or tigdas
  • mosquito-borne diseases
  • skin conditions (such as sunburn and prickly heat).

Given this, here areA� some useful tips to help you stay away from these summer diseases:

  • On eating/drinking and food preparation:
  • Cook food properly.
  • Eat food immediately after cooking or while ita��s still hot.
  • Refrigerate leftover food and reheat before eating.
  • Wash hands before and after food preparation, and before and after eating.
  • Avoid preparing food for others if already sick.
  • Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Avoid drinking water and iced beverages of doubtful quality.
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. a�� Online