Mumbai measles: BMC lists ‘high-risk’ areas as cases rise. details here

As measles cases suddenly spike in Mumbai, the city’s civic body has identified M-East and some other parts as high-risk zones.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) executive health officer Dr Mangala Gomare was quoted as saying by news agency ANI on Thursday, “Measles cases are on the rise. A large number of cases have been reported in high-risk areas. A total of 22 outbreaks and 9 deaths have been reported”.

Earlier in the day, an eight-month-old baby suffering from measles in east Mumbai’s Govandi area died at a city hospital on Thursday afternoon. The cause of death of the child, who was admitted to BMC hospital on November 20 after reporting symptoms like fever, cough, cold, maculopapular rash and decreased respiratory activity, was stated as “multiple organ dysfunction syndrome due to bronchopneumonia with measles”.

It further stated, “In all cases of fever two doses of Vitamin-A are given along with the rash.” And further said that the second dose is given after 24 hours.

Currently, measles patients are being treated in eight hospitals in the city: Kasturba Hospital, Shivaji Nagar Maternity Home, Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital, Rajawadi Hospital, Shatabdi Hospital, Kurla Bhabha Hospital, Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Hospital, Borivali and Seven Hills Hospital.

Measles is one of the most contagious human viruses. If you contract the virus, the associated illness can last up to ten days. Common symptoms include high fever, fatigue, strong cough, red or red eyes and runny nose.

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