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Measles outbreak: Measles outbreak on the rise in Mumbai, 13 deaths in a month


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Updated: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 10:54 [IST]

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Measles outbreak in Mumbai: Measles outbreak is increasing in the areas around Mumbai. There have been 13 deaths due to measles in a month. As of Wednesday, 233 cases were registered in Mumbai, of which more than 200 have been registered in the last two months. This data is very high compared to the last few years. Mumbai had 10 cases and 1 death in 2021, 29 cases and no deaths in 2020. In 2019, there were 37 cases and 3 deaths. But this year the havoc of measles has increased.

Measles Outbreak In Mumbai

Of the 13 deaths reported so far, 09 were from Mumbai while the rest occurred in other areas of the city. One from Nalasopara and three from Bhiwandi. Out of this, while three deaths were newborn children of 0-11 months. Whereas 08 deaths occurred between 1-2 years and two deaths occurred between 3-5 years. The first death occurred between October 26-27, when three children Fazal Khan (13 months), Nooreen (3.5 years), Hasnain (5 years) died within 48 hours in Govandi area. Except for a 14-month-old girl who died at Kalwa District Hospital in Thane, all the other deaths occurred in hospitals in Mumbai.

According to the information provided by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 30 new cases of measles have been reported on Wednesday. The patients were admitted to government hospitals in the city. While 22 patients were discharged during this period.

As of November 17, Malegaon has reported 51 cases, Bhiwandi 37, Thane 28, Nashik 17, Thane Rural 15, Akola 11, Nashik and Yavatmal 10 each from areas around Mumbai. 10 cases and nine each in Kalyan-Dombivli and Vasai-Virar.

The case count in Maharashtra has gone up to 553 till Wednesday, which is six times more than last year. The state recorded 193 cases and 3 deaths in 2020. In 2019, 153 cases and 3 deaths were reported.

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