Topsy-turvy weather wreaks havoc on the health of Mumbaikars

Do you wake up to a sunny morning, commute during a hot and humid afternoon and leave work on a rainy evening? If the answer to this question is yes, then you are among the millions of Mumbaikars who are dealing with this bizarre weather pattern

Topsy-turvy weather wreaks havoc on the health of MumbaikarsThis has been the routine for the past two days in Mumbai. The sudden change in weather has taken a toll on Mumbaikars health. A lot of Mumbaikars are complaining of viral fever and civic-run hospitals are witnessing a surge in patients suffering from fever-related ailments. Since the past few days, Mumbaikars are battling with […]

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

Mumbai recorded two deaths due to leptospirosis and one death due to swine flu from September 01 to 15. As Mumbai witnessed massive flooding and continued heavy rains from September 01 onwards a number of leptospirosis cases have increased. All civic-run dispensaries are instructed to start doxycycline treatment to all fever patients to minimise the complications

Mumbai witnesses 2 deaths due to lepto, so far this monthTwo 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, […]

Pune: Rise in dengue, chikungunya cases worry civic body

The steep rise in dengue and chikungunya cases has forced the civic body to send notices to the housing societies, and construction sites to clear the mosquito-breeding sites in their vicinity. So far, the PMC have collected around Rs 2.5 lakh as fine

Pune: Rise in dengue, chikungunya cases worry civic bodyIn the last three months, there is a steep rise in dengue and chikungunya cases in Pune. Till date, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has sent notices to as many as 1,648 housing societies, and construction sites, to clear mosquito breeding sites. Around 20 housing societies are fined by the court, and the PMC has […]

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

Due to continuous rains over the past four days, Mumbai has been witnessed a rise in patients with viral fever and other monsoon-related illnesses  

As monsoon makes a comeback, Mumbai witnesses a spike in cases of viral feverMost 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 […]

Pune: In a first, PMC distributes free lepto medicines

For the first time, Pune Municipal Corporation's Health Department is distributing leptospirosis medicines for free. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals. In the early stages, Lepto symptoms include high fever, severe headache, muscle pain, chills, redness of the eyes, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash, among others

Pune: In a first, PMC distributes free lepto medicinesFor the first time, Pune’s Health Department has started an initiative and are distributing leptospirosis medicines for free. With the heavy monsoon this year, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has already administered leptospirosis preventive medicine to around 150 people suspected of it. Those with open wounds or cuts are at risk of contracting a bacterial […]

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 […]

Pune: Ailments break out as the rain stops

As rain takes a break in the city, the ailments have started taking a toll on the people. The cases of viral and bacterial diseases have risen. As the rains have stopped children, especially with low immunity, are down with viral flu.

Pune: Ailments break out as the rain stopsDoctors say that cases of viral flu and bacterial infections related to stomach have increased recently in the last couple of days. Dr Archit Pande, a paediatrician from Pune, said, “The cases of viral and bacterial infection have increased in the city in the last couple of days. Children could not attend schools. Post heavy […]

This monsoon, learn how to stay safe from leptospirosis

Dr Amit Nabar, a Consultant-Critical Care and Head of Department -Accident, and Emergency Medicine, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares his insights about a life-threatening monsoon malady - Leptospirosis

This monsoon, learn how to stay safe from leptospirosisMonsoon is that time of the year when one needs to take every precaution possible to avoid water-borne diseases. Most of us are aware of the prevalence of ailments like malaria, typhoid, cholera, and others, that are caused during the season, leptospirosis is one of them. It is a common infection during monsoon, especially amongst […]

#MumbaiRains: Mumbai witnesses fewer cases of lepto in comparison to last year

Mumbai recorded fewer cases of leptospirosis and malaria in August 2019, while the same period in August 2018 saw 853 cases of malaria and 46 cases of leptospirosis. This year from August 1st to 11th, the city witnessed 259 cases of malaria and 15 cases of leptospirosis

#MumbaiRains: Mumbai witnesses fewer cases of lepto in comparison to last year465 cases of dengue-like illnesses were admitted in August 2019 as compared to 2,317 in August 2018. Incidence of dengue, leptospirosis, malaria and gastroenteritis is less compared to previous year cases. Less cases of leptospirosis were reported in the current year despite of multiple situations of flooding in Mumbai. This attributable to 3 rounds of […]

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 […]
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