Four Times More Dengue Cases As Compared To Last Year

This November, 180 cases of dengue were reported as against 48 cases during the same period last year. The data also showed a rise in incidents of suspected dengue, from 1,000 in November 2018 to 1,993 last month.

Four Times More Dengue Cases As Compared To Last Year
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According to recent reports by the Brighanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) Health Department, the city has witnessed a surge in dengue cases in the month of November. Doctors has shared that, the number of dengue cases has increased due to the unprecedented rains in Mumbai last month. 

Dengue fever is caused by dengue viruses spread through mosquitoes that thrive in and near human settlements. When a mosquito bites a person infected with a dengue virus, the virus enters the mosquito. When the infected mosquito then bites another person, the virus enters that person's bloodstream resulting in dengue. Symptoms include high fever, headache, rash and muscle and joint pain. In severe cases, there can be serious bleeding which can be fatal. 

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This November, 180 cases of dengue were reported as against 48 cases during the same period last year.  The data also showed a rise in incidents of suspected dengue from 1,000 in November 2018 to 1,993 in November 2019.  

Moreover, Mumbai also witnessed a surge of 50 per cent in leptospirosis cases in 2019. The death toll for leptospirosis is now 8 with 55 confirmed cases of the disease. Leptospirosis spreads through direct contact with urine from infected animals or through water, soil or food contaminated with their urine. It's most common in monsoon. 

Leptospirosis spreads through direct contact with urine from infected animals or through water, soil or food contaminated with their urine. It's most common in monsoon. The report submitted by the civic health department states there were 233 cases of dengue, 55 cases of leptospirosis, 666 cases of malaria, 105 cases of hepatitis, 9 cases of H1N1 and 425 cases of gastroenteritis recorded in civic hospitals.

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