The Assam Kaziranga University

While Guwahati has been experiencing hot and dry weather for several days, city hospitals have seen an unexpected spike in diarrhoea, vomiting, and fever, particularly among children.

Such diseases are being caused by changing weather conditions in the city, according to health experts.

People should drink boiled water, juice, and take extra precautionary measures, according to the experts.

The maximum temperature in Guwahati on Sunday was 36.6 degrees Celsius, which was 5.9 degrees above usual.

Dr. BP Chakravarty, HoD, Internal Medicine-cum-Medical Director of Health City Hospital, told The Assam Tribune that respiratory infections and viruses are causing such diseases as a result of changing weather conditions.

He said, “This type of disease is common among the children and elderly persons during the dry spell along with water and air pollution. People can stay indoors and drink plenty of water. They can also avoid foods preserved in the refrigerator for several days.”

Dr. Chakravarty also recommended staying hydrated and avoiding excessive physical activity.

Dr. Dolly Kalita, a child expert at Hayat Hospital, told The Assam Tribune that the changing weather was one of the key causes of the recent increase in the number of different diseases.

She said, “Over the last two weeks, we are witnessing an increase in the number of patients suffering from diarrhoea, vomiting and fever. We have patients mostly in the age group of two to five years.”

The Assam Kaziranga University