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Viral fever on the rise, avoid getting drenched

delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2012 00:43 IST
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Schoolteacher Shubhi Kwatra, 34, has not attended school for the past three days.

She is down with a severe bout of viral infection that she contracted from her five-year-old daughter Avanti, who studies in the same school.

"I got severe headache and throat infection a couple of days after my daughter fell sick. She had high fever of around 103 degrees and developed a bad cold soon after," she said.

Kwatra suspects her daughter contracted the infection in school as she noticed some of her classmates were also down with similar symptoms.

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Due to the humid climate because of rains, viral infections are fast spreading in the city.

"One tends to catch cold after getting drenched in the rain. Once a person develops cold then other symptoms follow soon after," said Dr AB Dey, professor, department of medicine, AIIMS.

Hospitals and clinics in the city are seeing a sudden spurt in the number of people with symptoms such as cold, cough, high-grade fever, sore throat, headache, etc., that are common symptoms of a viral infection.

According to health experts, children, elderly people above 65 years of age and people suffering from asthma need extra care during the season.