Ahmedabad Family Physicians Association (AFPA) has said that viral fever cases, in the city, have increased by at least 20% in the past 15 to 20 days. Children have been most affected by this type of infection, the data shows. The changing weather conditions are said to be the main cause of the spread of viral infections.
According to medical experts, of the fever cases, very few have been associated with coronavirus, and also with malaria. There have been some cases of dengue, but the majority have been just viral infections.
The symptoms include cold, cough, fever, body ache and weakness. If the fever persists for more than a day, it is important to consult a physician. This viral infection can spread to other members of the family and so the elderly and those with a weak immune system should be cautious. The AFPA has said that people should not ignore these symptoms as seasonal flu, as there is a possibility of more serious infections like swine flu and also coronavirus.
AFPA physicians have recommended that more susceptible people should take extra care. As such, everyone should avoid unhygienic and unhealthy food, eat a balanced diet, as well as use mosquito repellents and wear masks.