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

Mumbai: Three dies of Lepto, 356 new cases of Malaria detectedThe 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 […]

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims first victim of monsoon?

A middle-aged man has died in Mumbai on the evening of Monday, June 25. The BMC’s health officials suspect that the man died after contracting leptospirosis. The death occurred at Mumbai’s civic-run Sion hospital. Last year, leptospirosis claimed the lives of three people

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims first victim of monsoon?This could become the first case, where leptospirosis has claimed the life of a person during on-going monsoon season The monsoon in Mumbai has now already set. For the month of June, the island city has witnessed the second highest rainfall in the past 10 years. But apart from this Mumbai, has witnessed its first […]

Enjoy monsoon, but with proper care

In the past few years, we have witnessed the monsoon season bring with it a series of calamities. Therefore, it is very important for each one of us to be prepared during this monsoon

Enjoy monsoon, but with proper careIn the past few years, Mumbai is witnessing the monsoon season bring along with it a series of calamities. The 2005 floods are still fresh in the minds of many Mumbaikars, and every season, a sentimental feeling of doubt towards the rains stems in people’s minds. People should be prepared to face the possible disaster […]

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseases

When the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit different

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseasesMost common difficulties faced are seasonal illnesses, which are a package monsoon deal. Often caused due to environmental factors, here are the five most common monsoon diseases that you need to look out for. Preparing to tackle them effectively is half the battle won. Dengue A disease spread by mosquitoes that typically bite early in […]

#MumbaiRains: Here’s what you need to do if you waded through waterlogged streets

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued health guidelines as a precautionary measure, as symptoms of these diseases can be visible only after a few days. So, if you have waded through rainwater already, or in coming days you might have to make your way through waterlogged streets, don’t forget to take these medications for your better health

#MumbaiRains: Here’s what you need to do if you waded through waterlogged streetsThe monsoon arrived in the city with a bang. Mumbai witnessed its first spell of monsoon on Saturday. And as far as the condition of the roads was concerned, the visuals were pretty much the same as every year. The roads were waterlogged, and yet again the claims of BMC were washed away. Many Mumbaikars […]

BMC commissioner asks Mumbaikars to ‘starve’ rats to curb diseases

The BMC Commissioner, Ajoy Mehta has a novel approach to deal with the spread of leptospirosis this monsoon. He has appealed to citizens to not throw leftover food out in the open, as doing so can lead to an easy source of food for rats, which in turn helps boost their numbers

BMC commissioner asks Mumbaikars to ‘starve’ rats to curb diseasesCome Monsoon and Mumbai is faced with a wide range of problems from flooding to a rise in water borne diseases. Rats particularly are a problem to Mumbaikars and civic officials alike as they are carrier of certain diseases. People can fall prey to leptospirosis as it is transmitted from animals to humans. Last year, […]

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 […]