The onset of the monsoon in India is synonymous with various contagious diseases. In this season, infections like common cold, flu, typhoid, mosquito borne diseases like malaria, dengue and fungal infections are usually caused due to bacteria, virus, fungus, and parasites.

Rather than coming down with a sickness, it is advisable to take preventive measures to stay safe and healthy.


This is a waterborne bacterial infection that spreads via contaminated food or water. The infection is more common in places where handwashing is not properly practised.


  • Maintain good personal hygiene
  • Wash your hands at regular intervals after coughing, sneezing, before and after using toilet and before and after handling food
  • Avoid consuming food from street vendors
  • Drink pure, filtered, and boiled water

Viral Fever

This term is used to describe a group of viral diseases that can be transmitted from one person to another via contact with the infected person's body fluids.


  • Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly or use alcohol-based hand sanitisers
  • Avoid eating out in open venues
  • Cover your mouth when sneezing and coughing


It spreads by the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, which typically attacks at dawn and breed in clean, stagnant water.


  • Use mosquito repellents
  • Clean and remove stagnant water
  • Protect people infected with dengue from getting mosquito bites


It is a common monsoon disease caused by mosquitoes that breed in dirty and stagnant water


  • Use mosquito repellent creams, lotions, and device
  • Avoid accumulation of dirty water
  • Use insecticide-treated mosquito nets

If you want to enjoy rainy season, sans infections, read on.

Simple tips to stay healthy this monsoon