Mumbai witnesses 2 deaths due to lepto, so far this month

Two deaths due to leptospirosis and one death due to H1NI are confirmed by the death committee in September 2019. While 319 cases of malaria were recorded from September 01 to 15. 1,539 cases of dengue like illnesses were admitted in various civic-run hospitals in the same time period. 21 patients were treated for leptospirosis, […]

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The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, experts

As monsoon makes a comeback, Mumbai witnesses a spike in cases of viral fever

Most of the patients have visited OPD’s in KEM, Nair, and Sion Hospital. There are other patients who have come in with complaints of headaches, a cold, stomach infection, body pain etc. The sudden change in weather conditions can be blamed for the sudden rise in cases of viral fever and other ailments. Vector-borne illnesses […]

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World Mosquito Day: Know about different vectors and diseases they spread

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread diseases to humans causes millions of deaths every year. There are several different mosquitoes that can carry many different diseases. Aedes, Anopheles, Culex mosquitoes act as vectors (living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals […]

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How to deal with monsoon-related ENT ailments

There is also a lot of pollen in the air which lends itself to allergies due to increased greenery. Viruses thrive in cool temperatures as in the monsoon leading to viral infections. ENT problems caused include: Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis which are conditions where patients have running nose headaches and sometimes fever, fungal infections of […]

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Maharashtra forms 162 special teams to treat monsoon-related ailments

Many deaths have reported due to rain-related incidents across Maharashtra in the last 48 hours. Also, people have been asked to take all precautionary measures to prevent any water-borne and other infectious diseases. A special survey was done recently in Maharashtra where the condition of 14,000 households affected by the flood was examined. Around 1, […]

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

Research 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 […]

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Mumbai witnesses drastic rise in cases of dengue

The 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 […]

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Raheja Hospital trains over 300 anganwadi sevikas to tackle monsoon illnesses

Raheja Hospital trains over 300 anganwadi sevikas to tackle monsoon illnesses

The aim of these sessions was to equip anganwadi sevikas in understanding the various types of diseases to ensure effective treatment is sought. The sessions were hosted by Dr Asmita Mahajan, Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician at the hospital, on July 05 and 06. Over the course of two days, the sevikas from G-North Ward were […]

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Monsoon: BMC to train private doctors, launch campaign to spread awareness about NCD

Soon, the BMC will launch a citywide campaign to spread awareness about non-communicable diseases. The diseases will include diabetes, hypertension, heart attack, cancer among others. Also, BMC will impart training to the private doctors to identify the monsoon-related diseases. BMC will launch the campaign on railway stations and bus depots across the city.  The much-awaited […]

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