Dengue, jaundice on the rise in Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) Health Department has asked Mumbaikars to take preventive measures against swine flu

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Though swine flu cases have been increasing outside Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) Health Department has asked Mumbaikars to take preventive measures.

Recently, in the month of September, a patient was diagnosed with swine flu and was admitted to Nair Hospital. However, later doctors found out that the patient was from Palghar and not from Mumbai. Dr Padmaja Keskar, executive health officer of BMC told Mumbai Live that Mumbaikars don't have to worry about swine flu but must take preventive measures.

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Though not in Mumbai, swine flu is creating havoc in Nashik and Pune where 35 people have lost their lives. According to civic body's health department statistics, last year in September 2017, 33 swine flu patients were registered.

Likewise, dengue and malaria patients are also on the rise in the city. Last year, in September 2017, 412 dengue patients were registered where 12 people lost their lives due to the same. Dengue menace remains the same this year as 318 dengue patients have been registered where five of them have lost their lives.

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Last year in September 2017, 532 gastro patients were registered and this year the number has escalated to 445. Likewise, 105 jaundice patients were recorded last year but the number has increased to 111 this year.

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