In a month's time, numbers of swine flu patients have gone up from 13 to 21. Last year, Mumbai city had reported 3,029 swine flu cases amongst which more than 30 patients lost their life due to lack of preventive measures. As reported in the beginning of 2017, there were no patients of swine flu in the month of January but by February, 9 patients were reported who hailed from Dadar, Parel, Lalbaug and Byculla area. On 28 April, 1.5 years old baby lost his life due to the same.
“If you feel feverish or have a cold, then do visit doctor. Don't self-treat yourself and use a mask while going out of the house as one becomes vulnerable due to low immunity,” said Dr Mini Khetrapal, epidemiology in-charge at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.