We all love our pets, but how close is too close and what are the risks of getting infected from them?

There are some other bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites you can get from your pets, but you get the point by now. Zoonotic diseases are real, and some of them are scary

We all love our pets, but how close is too close and what are the risks of getting infected from them?Pet owners usually fall into one of two camps when it comes to being affectionate with their animals. Either they give them lots of hugs and kisses without a care in the world, or they’re cautious and keep animals’ mouths far away from their faces. If you fall into the former camp, are you putting […]

Mumbai rains: BMC undertakes second phase of preventive drive for lepto

Leptospirosis is one of the most widespread diseases transmitted by animals to humans. The infection is generally transmitted to humans by water that has been contaminated by animal urine which comes in contact with humans through unhealed breaks in the skin, the eyes, or with the mucous membranes

Mumbai rains: BMC undertakes second phase of preventive drive for leptoMumbai has been experiencing continuous rainfall since the last two days. Though the city didn’t come to standstill as it had on August 29, incidences of waterlogging have been reported from many parts of the city. Taking this situation into account the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken steps to prevent the epidemic of leptospirosis […]

BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseases

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has designed a ‘Monsoon Related App’, which is free of cost and can be downloaded in any android phone. With the help of this app, people will get the information regarding various life-threatening diseases on one click. The app will be inaugurated on September 19

BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseasesMonsoon invites a host of diseases like malaria, dengue, and leptospirosis and so on. Every year, the number of patients suffering with these diseases goes on increasing as there is a lack of awareness amongst people, regarding these diseases. Owing to the rise in the number of patients, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is working to […]

Mumbai: 3 succumb to dengue, 164 new cases reported

After swine flu and malaria, dengue has created havoc in Mumbai. From September 1 to 11, 102 dengue cases were reported in Mumbai. Now, the number has gone up to 164. While 3 people have died due to dengue

Mumbai: 3 succumb to dengue, 164 new cases reportedIn the end of August, torrential rain accompanied by strong winds pummelled Mumbai. While in the beginning of September, people had to experience unbearable heat. The change in climate invites various diseases like swine flu, during which, the mosquitoes breed in in stagnant water. So after swine flu, Mumbai is witnessing rise in the number […]

Post the deluge in Mumbai, BMC held an emergency review meeting on Monday

It has been nearly a week since August 29 which turned out to be a dreadful day for several people in Mumbai. The city itself came to a standstill due to incessant rains. After this, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) held an emergency meeting on Monday to review the preparations to stop the spread of infectious diseases in the city. The meeting was chaired by the Dr Avinash Supe, dean of KEM Hospital in Parel, Mumbai

Post the deluge in Mumbai, BMC held an emergency review meeting on MondayTuesday, August 29, will be a day that will go down in history. Mumbaikars will never forget this fateful day, when aamchi Mumbai was severely flooded. The BMC had recently urged the citizens to take preventive medication in order to avoid diseases like leptospirosis. There is a risk of an increase in mosquito breeding sites […]

Mumbaikars watch out your health in September

The civic body is worried about the health of those who waded through contaminated flood water. The BMC has deployed standard operating procedure and continuously monitoring the outbreak of diseases and its prevention. It has also mobilised over 3200 paramedical staff to undertake a survey in high-risk areas and providing preventive medicines. And also monitoring its supply in all the wards

Mumbaikars watch out your health in SeptemberAfter the deluge in Mumbai on August 29, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is closely monitoring the health of the city in September. From August 30, the water from the waterlogged roads and railway tracks slowly was drained out. But after this, the civic body is worried about the health of citizens, who waded through […]

Post floods in Mumbai, BMC urges citizens to take preventive medication

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appealed citizens to visit the nearest BMC hospital to take preventive medicine and treatment as per the doctors’ advice. Health authorities have also urged citizens not to self-medicate

Post floods in Mumbai, BMC urges citizens to take preventive medicationMumbai had received heavy rainfall on Tuesday, August 29.  As a result of this, Mumbai’s roads were waterlogged and several people had to wade through flood waters. Sensing a great risk of leptospirosis and other infectious diseases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has appealed citizens to visit the nearest BMC hospital to take preventive medicine […]

Post deluge, fear of leptospirosis looms over Mumbai

Medical experts fear that the city may have to face a new challenge - the possible outbreak of leptospirosis. It is one of the most widespread diseases generally transmitted coming in contact with water contaminated by animal urine which comes in contact with unhealed breaks in the skin, eyes, or with the mucous membranes

Post deluge, fear of leptospirosis looms over MumbaiAfter July 26, 2005, the other date which every Mumbaikar will never forget is August 29, 2017; as these were the days on which Mumbai bent its knee before the incessant rains. As the rains have now taken a break, Mumbai has again stood on its feet, but experts fear that the city may have […]

Did you walk on waterlogged streets? You’re prone to infection

The incessant put a halt on the ever-running Mumbai city and Many Mumbaikars recalled the situation that happened in 2005. As the roads waterlogged and rail services disrupted, many people prefer walking on streets which may be dangerous as they become prone to many diseases. City doctors share symptoms and precautions to get proper treatment for these diseases

Did you walk on waterlogged streets? You’re prone to infectionThe ever-running Mumbai city has come to a halt because of the incessant rain which hit the city today. As the life line of the city – suburban local trains are disrupted and roads are waterlogged, many Mumbaikars have walked to a safe or the desired destination while some others were spotted having fun in […]

Mumbai witnesses 3 leptospirosis deaths in July

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) released a report on Thursday evening about the number of cases and deaths in the city this year. Doctors across the city say that the numbers of cases are lesser this year, owing to better drainage management

Mumbai witnesses 3 leptospirosis deaths in JulyThe month of July so far has seen 3 deaths owing to leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is caused mainly through infected water. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) released a report on Thursday evening about the number of cases and deaths in the city this year. BMC’s Executive Health Officer, Dr Padmaja Keskar said “There have been only three deaths […]