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Medical experts caution on need for clean environment to avoid diseases

Some medical practitioners have harped on the need for people to be cautious about the environment and the type of food they eat in order to stay to stay health by during the raining season.

Pius Nsogho reports that the Doctors said though the season brings with it lots of fun, and cool climate, it also invites lots of health disorders.

A consultant public health physician with the Central Hospital, Benin City, Doctor Alex Okho said during the raining season there is flood, grasses grow more and the environment becomes dirtier with liters accumulation of debri which gives rise to water borne diseases

Doctor Oko pointed out that during the rains, immune system weakens and becomes vulnerable to cold and viral infections.

A family physician Doctor Leonard Atsikhidi harped on the need to avoid stagnant water because of mosquito which is a major career malaria infection.

The medical experts emphasized the importance of regular shower to prevent infection.

They also advised that it is good after taking bath to dry one self and wear dry clean clothes.



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