H1N1 cases decline in Mumbai: BMC health department report

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Health Department, Mumbai witnessed 97 per cent drop in H1N1 cases compared to last year

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There has been a decline in H1N1 cases in Mumbai, stated monsoon report presented by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) public health department. One of the senior officials said that the civic body’s monsoon preparation and environmental factors played a major role in decreasing the number of cases.

He added that the city has witnessed a 97 per cent drop in H1N1 cases compared to last year. He further added that along with H1N1, the number of cases related to dengue, malaria, gastroenteritis, and leptospirosis have also slightly decreased.

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Till November 30, the cases have decreased to 25 in 2018 from 995 in 2017 and no deaths have been reported this year compared to 18 deaths which were reported in 2017, he said. 

Dr Padmaja Keskar, Executive Health Officer of BMC, said that factors such as public health machinery, environmental factors or passive immunity have helped in reducing the number. She further added in 2018 there were hardly any cases of swine flu.

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