An 8-month-old baby died of measles in Mumbai on Wednesday (Image Credit: News18).
An 8-month-old baby died of measles in Mumbai on Wednesday, taking the death toll from the disease to 12. A maximum of 24 patients were diagnosed with measles in Mumbai today. Monday.
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On the increase in cases across Maharashtra, officials said that not only in Mumbai, but also outside Mumbai, an increase in measles cases is being seen. As of November 17, more than 500 cases of the disease have been reported across the state. Of this, 7 cases were reported from Bhiwandi in Thane district and 5 in Malegaon of Nashik. According to the data, 153 cases were reported across the state in 2019, 193 in 2020 and 92 in 2021. Talking about Navi Mumbai, 3 patients and 15 patients have been found to have Measles outbreak in Panvel. After that vaccination will be done in 300 places in Panvel.
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According to the officials, living conditions, large families, lack of health services, lack of sanitation and food, weak immunity, lack of vaccinations and lack of vaccinations, are some of the reasons. cause of the spread of the disease in the town.
If there are five suspected cases of the disease within a week, which is more than two confirmed in laboratory tests, it is called an epidemic, said Maharashtra Health Monitoring Officer Pradeep Ote. According to a state bulletin, the Ministry of Health is the home of measles. The house is monitoring and special injections are being organized as part of the campaign.