Last Updated on November 26, 2022 by Dr Bucho
Measles outbreak Mumbai, Around 13 deaths were reported in the past month and a sharp increase in the number of cases, Mumbai and surrounding areas are facing a measles outbreak. As of Wednesday, the city has reported 233 confirmed cases, including more than 200 in the past two months.
According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) Seven areas of Mumbai – Dharavi, Govandi, Kurla, Mahim, Bandra, and Matunga – have emerged as hotspots. While the case count was 25 till September, 60 cases were reported in the city in October, indicating the start of the outbreak. Indianexpress
Prevention is better than cure…
Measles Also called rubeola, is highly contagious – even more deadly than Covid – and can cause serious complications, especially in children under the age of 5.
Measles spreads when people breathe in or have direct contact with the virus-infected fluid. It can pass through droplets sprayed into the air when someone with measles sneezes or coughs. Someone exposed to the virus usually shows symptoms 7–14 days later. People with measles can spread the disease from 4 days before the rash starts until about 4 days after that. Kidshealth.org
So the first thing always comes out when hearing about a virus or viral disease, it can be contracted through direct contact or breathing in the infected fluid. so stay safe
BMC appeals for vaccination
Meanwhile, BMC has also urged a large number of people to take their children to be vaccinated.
“In view of the Measles outbreak in Mumbai all the citizens are appealed to vaccinate their children between 9 months to 5 years of age with Measles containing vaccine,” BMC
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