Mumbai: Three dies of Lepto, 356 new cases of Malaria detected

The Mumbai city witnessed two spells of monsoon in June. Till date, in the ongoing monsoon season, three people lost their lives due to leptospirosis

  • 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.