Measles infected 126 children in Mumbai this year


According to a bulletin from the civic organization, 126 children have been diagnosed with the viral illness since January, and at least 99 have been diagnosed since September. The BMC has established a special ward at the Kasturba Hospital to treat children exposed to measles.

In Mumbai, 126 children have already contracted measles this year, and a one-year-old kids succumbed to it, according to civic officials on Tuesday. The boy from Null Bazar has been receiving treatment at the Kasturba Hospital in Chinchpokli, run by the Mumbai Municipal Corporation, since last week. He passed away on Monday, according to a BMC official.

The cause of the child’s death, according to the doctors, was “septicemia with acute renal failure with measles bronchopneumonia,” the official stated.

Mumbai has experienced a measles outbreak in some areas. According to a bulletin from the civic organization, at least 99 children have been identified as having the viral illness since September and 126 since January of this year. The BMC has established a special ward at Kasturba Hospital to care for measles-infected children.

According to its bulletin, between November 4 and November 14, 61 kids with measles-like symptoms were admitted to the Kasturba Hospital. Civic officials have urged the parents of children between 9 and 16 to get them immunized against the disease.

“The symptoms of measles include fever, cold, cough, and red skin rashes all over the body. Children who are only partially or never vaccinated may experience serious complications from this disease “Earlier, a BMC release stated.

Last week, the Union Health Ministry announced that it had sent a high-level, multidisciplinary team to Mumbai to assess the city’s increasing measles cases. According to previously stated, the team will help the state health authorities implement public health measures and facilitate operationalizing necessary control and containment measures.