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Doctors in the UAE highlight that there has been a significant rise in patient footfall due to the recent rapid changes in temperature as compared to the previous month. In the final week of January and the initial days of February, temperatures plummeted to a chilly 5°C in certain regions of the UAE. A series of heavy to moderate showers spanning across the country has prompted residents to cling to their warm clothing. Evenings have particularly been windy with additional forecasts for such weather conditions. However, the vagaries of the weather are contributing to a rise in respiratory infections such as the flu and the common cold, resulting in fever. Additionally, the fluctuating weather is also triggering seasonal allergies.