Topsy-turvy weather wreaks havoc on the health of Mumbaikars

This 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 […]

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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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Post deluge, fear of leptospirosis looms over Mumbai

Pune: In a first, PMC distributes free lepto medicines

For 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 […]

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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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This monsoon, learn how to stay safe from leptospirosis

Monsoon 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 […]

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

465 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 […]

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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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