Experts attribute the sudden rise in viral infection cases to the increased moisture in the air. Humid atmosphere facilitates transmission of germs from one person to the other. “This climate is best for breeding of germs and viruses. They are transmitted easily from person to person either by touch or through air particles, thereby giving rise to a host of respiratory illnesses,” said Dr Krishan Chugh, director and head of the peadiatrics department at Fortis Memorial Research institute (FMRI).
Besides, change in weather condition also leads to various types of allergies, particularly those of the respiratory tract. In April, the beginning of spring season, flowers start blooming, giving rise to flow of pollen grains in the air.
“At least three out of ten patients suffer from pollen grain allergy in Gurgaon. The symptoms are aggravated in those already suffering from this ailment. Adults cand children can be affected with this. The only way out is not to reduce medication,” said Dr Rajesh Bharadwaj, senior ENT consultant and cochlear implant surgeon, Artemis Health Sciences.
Hospitals also witness increase in food poisoning cases during this season.