India, June 10 -- The monsoon has arrived bringing some respite from a scorcher of a summer however it is also likely to bring a surge in waterborne and vector-borne diseases due to which the public health department on Monday issued directions to all local bodies from the district to village level to take measures to prevent the outbreak of diseases during the rainy season.

Depending on the quantity and intensity of rainfall in different parts of the state, some areas may face water scarcity while others may face a flood-like situation. Districts such as Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Gondia are vulnerable to diseases like Malaria whereas districts in Vidarbha are vulnerable to outbreaks of Japanese Encephalitis, Chandipura Viral Encephalit...