SPRING PROBLEMS

With spring, we should be extremely cautious with our health.

Spring is the season when the nature pours in colors, fragrances and passionate magic.  The plants go through exotic hues and gift us with thousands of delicate scents. Animals and plants spread out and struggle for perpetuating through their offspring.

But, into the beauty of spring (although all the seasons have their private splendor), the living beings confront multiple problems related with this season, from uncomfortable typical problems to severe problems which would cause our death.

This is a report about the problems that come out with spring and that we humans have to deal with through this season and the next season, summer.

DISEASES THAT SURFACE WITH SPRING

By a still unknown reason, the AIDS reports increase during this season.

The infections of the skin caused by bacteria and fungus rise and aggravate through spring time by swimming in unhygienic water.

Bronchial asthma or allergic bronchitis increase by the occurrence of pollen and higher quantities of dust in the atmosphere.

The frequency of allergic rhinitis, allergic laryngitis and allergic rhino-laryngitis increase.

Gastrointestinal bacterial infections, as dysentery by Shigella, Salmonella and Escherichia are more frequent in spring.

Viral hepatitis increases. It could obey to the ingestion of fruit that has been dirtied by fruit flies' maggots and other insects; for example, oranges, mangoes, apples, pears, etc., or fruits that has been watered with sewage; for example, strawberries, etc.

Dehydration and sunstrokes in children and adults above 50 years old begins at this season and prolongs to summer.

The risk to contract cholera (also a bacterial infection) increases by a rise in the ingestion of poorly cooked/rotten seafood or sweet water food, which has been polluted by sewage. 

The populations of annoying flies and repugnant cockroaches make bigger. Both are species of insects that spread extremely dangerous illnesses, as gastritis, peptic ulcer disease (caused by the a spiral-shaped bacterium Helicobacter pylori, by walking on food and utensils, and drinking from our meals), leprosy and numerous bacterial, protozoan and fungal (caused by fungus) infections.

In spring, more people become infected with parasitosis, like dysentery generated by endamebas, by the ingestion of grimy veggies and fruits, water contaminated by sewage, and by lightly cooked foods.

There is a significant upsurge of some parasitosis set off by arthropods; for example, ticks, lice, fleas, bedbugs, etc., with the subsequent infections transmitted by the bites of these animals. 

Some infections transmitted by mosquitoes and other insects are a real hazard for humans and other animals; for example, dengue, West Nile Fever, sewage fever, etc.

Varicose veins develop more painful and provoke swelling of the ankles by a prominent vasodilatation caused by the increases of the environmental temperature. The varicose ulcerations on ankles become more frequent in spring.

There are more cases of hemorrhoids attributable to annual cyclic organic alterations.

The black winds (carrying black dust from Africa to the whole planet) and the red winds (dragging red or yellowish dust from America to the world) take place through this season of strong winds and drought. Black and red winds transport hundreds of pathogen species (organisms that produce infections) so for human beings, as for animals and plants. Even the marine and sweet water animals and plants can be polluted by red and black winds. 

- I will stop here for do not be overstressed; but the list is too long-

Although winter is in appearance a hard station, spring and summer are the most dangerous seasons of the year; not only for human beings, but for all living beings. Remember that through spring and summer seasons there are major affecting risks to animals and plants.

-WHO SAID THAT SPRING IS THE BEST EPOCH OF THE YEAR?-

LAST NOTE: OUR COLLEAGUE WENDY SAYS, "ANYWAY, SPRING IS THE MOST INCITING AND LOVELY SEASON OF THE YEAR"...

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