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Measles outbreak increased in Mumbai, 126 children got infected this year

Mumbai News: People had not yet recovered from the outbreak of viral infection in the city of Mumbai, when a new disease has knocked in the city. On Monday (November 14), a one-year-old child died of measles. Municipal officials have given this information. So far this year, 126 children have been affected by its infection.

A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said that the child was a resident of Nal Bazar area. Kasturba was admitted to the BMC-run hospital in Chinchpokli since last week. He died on Monday. According to doctors, the child died due to “measles broncho pneumonia as well as kidney failure and septicemia”.

The employees of the civic body said that some areas of Mumbai have seen an outbreak of measles. At least 96 children have been found infected since September, whereas from January this year, this figure is 126.

Special ward has been made

The BMC has set up a special ward at Kasturba Hospital for the treatment of measles-affected children. According to the bulletin released, between November 4 and November 14, 61 children were admitted to Kasturba Hospital with measles-like symptoms. 12 of them were admitted to the hospital on Monday. It has been said by the BMC that “in measles, the child gets fever, cold, cough and red rash on the body. This disease can be severe in children who have been partially vaccinated or who have not been vaccinated.

Formation of 3 member team

The Central Government has also constituted a 3-member team for this. These include experts from the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), New Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi and Regional Health and Family Welfare Office, Pune, Maharashtra.

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