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Erratic weather leads to spurt in cases of cold

THE ASIAN AGE. | VRUSHALI PURANDARE
Published : Jan 20, 2018, 6:46 am IST
Updated : Jan 20, 2018, 6:46 am IST

Doctors are of the view that erratic temperatures may lead to an escalation in cases of cold and respiratory infection in the coming days.

Whereas the number has now risen to 100 to 150 such patients daily.  (Photo: AFP/Representational)
 Whereas the number has now risen to 100 to 150 such patients daily. (Photo: AFP/Representational)

Mumbai: Doctors are of the view that erratic temperatures may lead to an escalation in cases of cold and respiratory infection in the coming days. According to the director of major civic-run hospitals, there has been a slight spike in cases of common cold with running nose, cough and fever. Earlier, 50 to 70 patients were coming in daily with complaints of cough and other ailments, whereas the number has now risen to 100 to 150 such patients daily.  

According to the city weather bureau, minimum temperatures have been around 18 to 20 degree Celsius and doctors say that changing temperatures are ideal for viruses to thrive.

 

Dr Avinash Supe, director of major civic-run hospitals, told The Asian Age, “Cases of cough, cold, viral fever, have escalated since many days now. We are seeing an about 30 to 40 per cent increase in respiratory infections.”

“No one has shown serious infection. Cases are being tackled in the outpatient department itself,” said Dr Supe.

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