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Measles Claims 11 Lives, Suspected Case Surge To 3,378 In Mumbai

As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the suspected cases surged to 3,378, after 170 infections were reported on Tuesday. Reportedly the State Health Minister, Dr Tanaji Sawant chaired a meeting to review the crises

Measles outbreak in Mumbai has claimed the life of its 11th victim as a one year old child undergoing treatment in a government hospital died on Tuesday, with 12 fresh measles cases reported in the city on Tuesday, the measles tally has now reached to 220 cases, an official source revealed. 

As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the suspected cases surged to 3,378, after 170 infections were reported on Tuesday. Reportedly the State Health Minister, Dr Tanaji Sawant chaired a meeting to review the crises. 

The one year old boy who succumbed to the diseases was a resident of Nalasopara in Palghar district. During the treatment at the government hospital the boy developed respiratory damage following which he was put on a ventilator on Monday, the boy’s condition continued to worsen and he was unable to survive. 

BMC revealed the child’s cause of death as an acute respiratory failure due to measles with bronchopneumonia. Out of 24 Mumbai civic wards, 21 locations in 10 wards have reported the measles outbreak. At present eight hospitals in Mumbai are providing the treatment.

Measles is an infectious viral disease which causes high fever and a red rash, and the disease typically occurs in childhood. Measles is easily preventable by a vaccine.

The viral disease spreads through air by respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing. The incubation period for measles is around 10 to 14 days after exposure. Its symptoms include cough, runny nose , sore throat, fever and a red blotchy skin rash. 


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