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Measles cases rising in Mumbai, with two confirmed deaths so far

In a tragic incident, a one-year-old baby boy who had the measles passed away on Monday while getting treatment at Kasturba Hospital, Mumbai.

By wasmulhaq 
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Mumbai: Measles and other child-related diseases have spread in Mumbai and nearby areas.

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In a tragic incident, a one-year-old baby boy who had the measles passed away on Monday while getting treatment at Kasturba Hospital, Mumbai,  which was heartbreaking. This was the second confirmed measles death.

The toddler was from Null Bazar, Pydhonie. According to the officials from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The officials said that he died of acute renal failure and septicemia with measles bronchopneumonia.

He had respiratory issues and had been on a ventilator since Saturday.

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Since January, 124 measles cases have been reported.

At present, fever and rash patients are being treated in the wards and ICU of the civic body’s Kasturba Hospital.

Between November 4 and November 14, 61 patients were admitted; eight of the 61 patients were children aged 0 to 8 years old.

A total of five patients aged 9 to 11 months, 31 aged 1 to 4, 14 aged 5 to 9, and three older than 15 years have been admitted.

 

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