Some children who got their first shot may not yet be eligible for their second.
Can the measles outbreak in India turn into a public health emergency? What can we do to contain it? Experts speak.
As per WHO, measles disease has not only become a serious threat in India but also in the world.
Measles outbreak in states should not be taken lightly. Chairperson of measles taskforce have already initiated the steps to curb the spread.
The state has formed an 11-member task force to contain the developing measles situation and recommend action steps in light of mounting cases. The count of measles outbreaks in Maharashtra has increased to 89, which has contributed to over 12,241 suspected and 745 confirmed cases till now-a rise of 700% compared to the previous year.
While this will boost immunisation against measles, the BMC feels this might help create confidence among the people that it is concerned about their childrens safety
Kerala reports 160 fresh cases of measles, officials say adequate actions are already underway.
Mumbai and it's neighboring districts are currently experiencing an outbreak of measles, also known as Rubeola or Khasra. Dr. Monica Mahajan, Director of Internal Medicine, Max Healthcare shares details and tells us all about this highly contagious disease and how we can take care.
There is a rise in cases of measles, but it should not be a panic situation. The BMC is doing an excellent job, said Dr Sameer Sadawarte, a senior pediatrician in Mumbai.
We need to create awareness. Parents need to go back and get their kids vaccinated not just for measles but all the vaccinations that might have been missed, said Dr Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals.
The situation is very well controlled right now from the government's side and from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) side. We've already reserved 320 beds for the cases in regard with measles.', said Dr Gautam Bhansali , Chief Coordinator, BMC.
According to the data shared by civic officials, 43 new measles patients were admitted to hospitals in Mumbai on Saturday. Around 116 cases of fever and red rashes were found during the surveys
Measles is more contagious than COVID and can cause serious complications especially in children who are under five years of age.
Even as the COVID-19 cases are going down steadily in Mumbai, it is struggling to control the outbreak of measles among children as eight deaths and 184 confirmed cases have been so far been reported in the city, as per civic officials.
As per the health officials' data, the city has witnessed a multi-fold rise in the cases of measles this year as against 25 cases recorded in 2020 and nine last year.
In the last couple of weeks, Mumbai has seen a sharp rise in measles virus infection cases. Scroll down to understand how big is the threat for other parts of the country.
Mumbai is currently grappling with a deadly measles outbreak which has claimed the life of a one-year-old boy.
Nearly 30 cases of measles have been confirmed in Mumbai. Watch out for the measles symptoms in children.