- The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has released the figures of monsoon-related diseases for the June month.
- In Mumbai, three people died due to leptospirosis in June 2018, while 356 new cases of Malaria are registered.
- Figures of Dengue and Gastro are also less compared to June 2017
As the monsoon has set its foot in Mumbai city, the cases of Leptospirosis, Dengue and Malaria have surfaced. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) report
June 2017 June 2018
Lepto 20 5
Malaria 442 356
Dengue 31 21
Gastro 886 779
Though three people succumbed due to Leptospirosis, the BMC, in its report, has stated that the deaths are to be confirmed by the epidemiological death committee.
- People who died due to Leptospirosis:
- A 15-year-old boy from Kurla, Mumbai
- A 27-year-old man, hailing from Govandi, Mumbai
- And, a 21-year-old woman from Malad, Mumbai
After the leptospirosis deaths, the BMC has undertaken efforts to curb the disease from spreading.
According to the BMC,
- As many as 1956 houses and 8029 people have been screened
- Around ten cases of fever, seven cases of URTI and four cases of diarrhea have been detected
- The cases have been referred to the nearby BMC hospital
Mumbai city has witnessed two spells of rains during June. So, the BMC has carried out a drive to detect the Lepto cases in the city.