Failed to act against dengue, malaria menace?: State to take action

Earlier in June, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has served a notice to MMRDA over rising cases of dengue in the city. As many as 12 workers from the BMC have been diagnosed with Dengue and Malaria, due to the on-going Metro work near Mantralaya

Failed to act against dengue, malaria menace?: State to take actionMumbai Metro’s work is on the full swing. Day in and day out, the workers are on the job to deliver the swanky metro for Mumbaikars. However, Metro work is causing discomfort to BMC workers, and are not able to perform their duties. The reason being stagnant water in the pits, which have been dug […]

Tackling common illnesses in monsoon

Dr Upasana Sharma, Head, Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her insights about the monsoon-related ailments, its symptoms, and its prevention

Tackling common illnesses in monsoonEnjoying the first showers of the season, eating at roadside stalls, and playing in puddles, is how many of us wish to be associated with the monsoon. However, it is a busy time for doctors, as the season brings with it a multitude of illnesses; Prompt examination and treatment is of utmost importance. It is […]

Use of personal protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases is a must this monsoon

The monsoon season is a double-edged sword - while it provides the necessary relief from the scorching summer, at the same time it brings with it several vector-borne diseases and illness, which can sometimes turn life-threatening

Use of personal protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases is a must this monsoonResearch by medical experts indicates that children are especially prone to such diseases. A WHO study, conducted in 2017, reports that an estimated 219 million cases of malaria were detected in which children in the age group of under five years comprised 61% of malaria deaths globally. The mortality rate is indicative of the seriousness […]

Cases of dengue highly underestimated in Pune, finds study

In its first of such kind, a Pune-based study has revealed that there is underestimation of dengue cases in the city. While the city registers a few hundred cases a year. The survey has revealed that the actual presence of infection is far more. Different reasons have also been highlighted for its underreporting

Cases of dengue highly underestimated in Pune, finds studyThe study which is supported by the Indian Council of Medical Research and published in the PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal, estimates that over eight per cent of the city’s population, which is about close to 60,000 people, could be exposed to the dengue virus. The study found an overall ‘high disease burden’ of dengue […]

What is dengue shock syndrome?

Dengue shock syndrome is one among the stages of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is a fatal condition, usually occurs in extremes of ages as in young children and in elderly people

What is dengue shock syndrome?Who are more prone to dengue fever? It is believed that people with weak immune system and those who are developing a second dengue infection, are more vulnerable to dengue fever. The severity also depends on multiple reasons such as immunity, recurrent dengue infection, and multiple co morbidities and so on and also who are suffering […]

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per month

Within the jurisdiction of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at least three cases of confirmed dengue patients are reported each day and 37 cases of suspected dengue are reported daily as per the averages and information provided by the BMC to RTI activist Anil Galgali

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per monthRTI activist Anil Galgali  had sought information about the details of patients afflicted by Dengue in the past 3 years. The BMC’s Public health department provided Galgali with information pertaining to years 2016, 2017 and up to 11th November 2018 a period spanning 35 months. It also provided the information about the confirmed dengue cases […]

You can have dengue without having fever, reveals Indian study

Generally, fever is one of the main common symptoms of dengue. However, doctors at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) warned in a published case study that a person may be infected with the dengue virus without having any fever

You can have dengue without having fever, reveals Indian studyAccording to a study published in the Journal of The Association of Physicians of India, a 50-year-old man was diagnosed with dengue even though he did not have a fever. Such rare cases can occur in patients who are likely to be old, diabetic, or suffering from other immunity-compromised states. Hence, patients who do not […]

Mumbai witnesses drastic rise in cases of dengue

September has witnessed a rise in cases of the vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria. In total, 307 cases of malaria and 213 cases of dengue respectively, were recorded in civic-run hospitals. August recorded. The cases of dengue have shot up as they were just 82 cases of dengue in the  month of August

Mumbai witnesses drastic rise in cases of dengueThe city also witnessed 19 cases of leptospirosis this month. The number of deaths due to leptospirosis was one, while dengue also claimed one life. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) report on monsoon-related diseases: Diseases September 2017 September 2018 (Till 16 September) Malaria   849 307 Gastro   532 227 Hepatitis   105 […]

BMC issues notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for failing to curb mosquito menace

Cases have been filed against 563 people and the BMC has collected fine of Rs 63 lakhs from Mumbaikars

BMC issues notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for failing to curb mosquito menaceThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for not taking preventive measures to curb the mosquito menace by destroying or looking out for mosquito breeding spots. The BMC has initiated action against Mumbaikars between January-June 2018. Insecticide department of BMC has penalised the citizens for not taking due care to of […]

Dengue: A continuing global threat

Dr Mohammed Sakeel, HOD of Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how to recognise Dengue symptoms, and how to stop the breeding of the mosquitoes in the vicinity

Dengue: A continuing global threatDengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue viruses. Each year, worldwide, an estimated 400 million people are infected with dengue virus; about 100 million get progressively sick, and 2.5% of those patients die. It is the fastest growing mosquito-borne infection in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 40% […]
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