Mumbai: 2 dengue and 1 lepto death in August

After torrential rains lashed Mumbai on August 29, now; there is fear of widespread of dengue and leptospirosis. According to the information given by BMC’s health department, In August, dengue claimed two while malaria and leptospirosis claimed one life

Post deluge, fear of leptospirosis looms over Mumbai

BMC is taking all the necessary measures to curb the epidemic of infectious diseases in the city. Till now, the BMC has conducted surveys of 70 lakh households in Mumbai.

BMC’s health department August data:

  • 29 year-old woman lost her life due to malaria
  • 49-year-old man lost his life due to leptospirosis

Deaths due to dengue:

  • Jogeshwari’s 79 –year-old woman lost her life
  • Grantroad’s 20-year-old boy lost his life on August 13

Swine flu claimed two lives:

  • 36-year-old woman from L ward of Kurla lost her life
  • Malad’s 65-year-old man lost his life

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Padmaja Keskar, the executive medical officer of BMC said, “In August 2017, 122 patients of with swine flu were reported in Mumbai, while two have lost their lives. In order to prevent the disease, the municipal officials are going from door to door and informed about the illness. So far, 870 people have been surveyed and 4 patients have been diagnosed with fever. They have been treated immediately.”