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slum reports in Govandi Three fatalities from suspected measles in 15 cases within 48 hours

Mumbai The health team of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) discovered 15 suspected cases of the measles in the slums of Govandi on Tuesday.
Mumbai Tuesday in the Govandi slums, the Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) health team discovered 15 suspected cases of the measles over the previous 48 hours.
The initiative was begun in response to the measles outbreak in the region, where six confirmed cases and three probable measles deaths have been reported in the last 48 hours. Two more probable cases were discovered after a preliminary examination of 270 households done on Monday by BMC health authorities.
The virus that causes measles is extremely contagious and occasionally lethal. According to the World Health Organization, an outbreak is a collection of at least five cases that originate from the same region (WHO).
Unvaccinated young children are most at risk for measles and its complications, including death, according to the WHO website. Pregnant women who are not immunized are also at danger, it states. Anyone who is non-immune (who has not had a vaccination or who received a vaccination but did not develop immunity) can contract the disease.
A population of 4086 people was screened while 915 residences were examined by the M-E Ward health team. Measles is an acute viral respiratory ailment that is extremely infectious and has symptoms like a viral fever, cold, nasal congestion, and itchy skin. 13 individuals of all ages with fever and rashes have been located. We are screening adults as well because there is a measles outbreak in the neighborhood and they could be spreading it to the kids. Five of the 13 were children between the ages of 4-6, according to a BMC health official.
12,564 people are thought to live in the Govandi slum, which also has close to 3000 homes. While the six confirmed cases of measles were transferred to the National Institute of Virology in Pune for testing, BMC reported that it has begun treating measles patients who had fever and rash signs.
Additionally, the BMC has ordered local hospitals and private practitioners to report any occurrences of fever with rash. The BMC is beginning a Vitamin A drive in the area and an immunization effort, for which they are diverting additional manpower in the area, in addition to the enhanced screening for measles screening.
Children with fever and rash symptoms require an additional dose of vitamin A to prevent further issues. Children who missed the doses in the ninth and sixteenth month of life can receive the vaccine during the immunization drive on 10, 11, and 12, November according to the opinion.
The officer went on to say that the extra staff would be used to counsel and encourage parents to vaccinate their children. Immunization has faced resistance in this region. All three of the children who reportedly had the measles died were unvaccinated. Our team will make every effort to counsel and immunize the kids, the official said.

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