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

World Mosquito Day commemorates Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 discovery of the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission. The event raises awareness about the threat of malaria and other diseases transmitted by the world’s deadliest animal

World Mosquito Day: Know about different vectors and diseases they spreadMosquitoes 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 […]

How to deal with monsoon-related ENT ailments

The monsoon brings with it two types of weather wet and cold alternating with dry and humid. These conditions are ideal for the growth of mould dust mites and bacteria. Bacteria cause bacterial infections while mould and dust mites cause fungal infections and seasonal allergies

How to deal with monsoon-related ENT ailmentsThere 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 […]

Maharashtra forms 162 special teams to treat monsoon-related ailments

Following a survey 162 special teams of health department staff is set up to examine monsoon-related diseases in Maharashtra

Maharashtra forms 162 special teams to treat monsoon-related ailmentsMany 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Raheja Hospital trains over 300 anganwadi sevikas to tackle monsoon illnesses

The hospital organised training sessions for the sevikas in order to equip them with knowledge about symptoms, treatment and prevention of monsoon-related diseases

Raheja Hospital trains over 300 anganwadi sevikas to tackle monsoon illnessesThe 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 […]

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

A recent survey conducted by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) revealed that the prevalence of non-communicable diseases has increased in Mumbai. In order to spread awareness about the diseases, soon BMC will launch a campaign in the city. Also, to keep a tab on monsoon-related illnesses, BMC will train private doctors to identify the disease

Monsoon: BMC to train private doctors, launch campaign to spread awareness about NCDSoon, 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 […]