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    Cases of measles erupt in Palamu commissionerate
    Saturday, 23 April 2022 | M FAIYAZ AHMAD | DALTONGANJ

    Cases of measles have started erupting in the Palamu division, which has 3 districts Garhwa, Palamu and Latehar. Civil surgeon Garhwa Dr Kamlesh Kumar confirming it said, "There was an 'outbreak' of measles at village Arsali under Bhavnathpur block."
    He said our team detected 5 cases of suspected measles. Blood samples of all the 5 were sent to the RIMS Ranchi for a measles test. There is no test facility for measles in the district hospitals across Jharkhand.
    Dr Kamlesh said out of the 5 cases, one tested measles positive while three tested measles negative.
    No pathological opinion could be formed about the remaining one blood sample added, Dr Kamlesh Kumar which has been kept pending.
    Asked about the 'outbreak' which denotes a larger area of infection to which the surveillance medical officer of WHO Palamu Dr Mirtunjay Singh said "In our medical parlance we use the term outbreak where we come across 5 or more cases of suspected measles. At this Garhwa village Arsali there were found 5 cases and hence it is seen as an outbreak."
    The WHO surveillance medical officer said there are 18 outbreaks in Palamu which means 90 people are having symptoms of measles like high fever, maculopapular rashes, runny nose, red hot eyes, cough, tiredness,loss of appetite etc...

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      Measles 'outbreak' in Haryana's Nuh district
      2 cases confirmed, 47 suspected
      Tribune News Service

      Nuh, May 11

      At least four villages in the district have reported outbreak of measles with two cases having been confirmed. As many as 47 suspected cases have surfaced, according to Health Department. Dr Virendra Singh Ahlawat, State Immunisation Officer, who led a team that conducted a field visit to the affected villages, said a total of two cases have been confirmed...


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          After 150 suspected measles cases, health department to ramp up immunisation in 52 villages in Nuh
          Health department officials said that in the past month, at least 100 suspected cases of measles have been reported in Nawab Garh, Ghasera, Umri villages and their adjoining areas.
          By: Express News Service | Gurgaon |
          July 27, 2022 9:27:38 am

          To contain the spread of measles after over 150 suspected cases were reported in the past three months, the health authorities in Nuh district have started a campaign to ramp up vaccination in 52 villages, which have a vaccination rate of over 20 per cent.

          Health department officials said that in the past month, at least 100 suspected cases of measles have been reported in Nawab Garh, Ghasera, Umri villages and their adjoining areas.

          In May, at least 47 suspected cases of measles were reported in Ferozepur Jhirka and adjoining areas after a case was reported in Nagina block, prompting the health department to conduct screening and immunisation. A team from World Health Organisation (WHO) had also visited the district, following the outbreak...


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              Health officials on alert after six cases of measles in Govandi (Mumbai):


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                Govandi slum reports 15 suspected measles cases, three deaths in 48-hours
                mumbai news
                Published on Nov 09, 2022 12:42 AM IST

                Mumbai In last 48 hours, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) health team detected 15 suspected cases of measles in Govandi slums on Tuesday...


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                  Measles Mayhem: 84 Cases in 2 Months, 3 Deaths in 48 Hrs Put Mumbai on Alert | Know Symptoms, Cure
                  By: News Desk
                  Edited By: Apoorva Misra
                  Last Updated: November 12, 2022, 11:20 IST

                  Mumbai is on alert yet again, this time against the highly contagious measles disease which is suspected to have killed three children within a span of 48 hours and infected over 80 people in a span of two months.

                  The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) confirmed the outbreak and said most cases are from the M-East ward that covers Govandi. Till October, the city recorded several cases of measles from the slum pockets in Dharavi, Govandi, Kurla, Mahim, Bandra and Matunga, the Indian Express reported. So far, four deaths associated with measles have been reported. One died early in October, while three children Hasnain (5), Noorain (3.5) and Fazal khan (13 months old) — all residents of Rafi Nagar in Govandi — died within 48 hours between October 26-27. Two of the deaths are still under review by the civic death committee for confirmation of the cause of death, IE said.

                  According to BMC, between September and October, 84 cases of measles were reported. The corporation’s team, which is going door-to-door to check on possible cases, visited the disease-prone areas ahead of the Union government’s team landing in Mumbai. A team member said the children who died were not fully immunised, which made them susceptible to the infection.

                  The healthcare workers added that vaccination in slums, especially in Govandi which is located close to the Deonar dumping ground, is difficult since residents are hesitant and prone to neglect their symptoms...


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                    Baby dies of measles in Mumbai; second confirmed death so far
                    mumbai news
                    Published on Nov 15, 2022 12:13 PM IST
                    According to the officials from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the toddler was from Null Bazar, Pydhonie
                    HT Correspondent

                    In a tragic incident, a one-year-old baby boy suffering from measles died on Monday while undergoing treatment at Kasturba Hospital. This was the city’s second confirmed measles death.

                    According to the officials from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the toddler was from Null Bazar, Pydhonie.

                    He died due to acute renal failure and septicemia with measles bronchopneumonia, the officials added.

                    He was on ventilator since Saturday as he had respiratory problems.

                    Meanwhile, 124 measles patients have been registered since January..


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                      Measles outbreak in Mumbai, count of suspected cases surges to 1,263: BMC
                      1 min read . Updated: 17 Nov 2022, 09:24 AM IST Livemint

                      Seven suspected measles deaths and 164 cases of the viral infection have been reported in Mumbai since September 2022, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said.

                      The civic body said that most of the cases have shown symptoms of fever and rashes on the body. Overall, the number of suspected measles cases in the city rose to 1,263, and 647 of these cases included children in the age group of 1 to 4 years, the BMC added.

                      The number of patients admitted in hospitals due to measles infection rose to 80, it said, adding that 12 new patients were admitted on Wednesday...


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                        Maharashtra: 8 Suspected Measles Deaths, 503 Cases Reported So Far
                        As per the health department bulletin, 25 new patients of measles were admitted in the city on Thursday, taking the number of hospitalised persons to 105.
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                        Mumbai: Maharashtra has reported 503 cases of measles so far this year and eight deaths suspected to be caused by the viral infection – all in Mumbai – the health department said on Thursday, November 17, as chief minister Eknath Shinde reviewed the situation and asked officials to give special attention to hospitalised patients.

                        The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in a separate bulletin, said the metropolis has reported eight suspected deaths due to the disease and 169 confirmed cases so far.

                        As per the bulletin, 25 new patients of measles were admitted in the city, taking the number of hospitalised persons to 105. While two patients are on oxygen support, 38 others were discharged from hospitals.

                        A state health department bulletin said measles outbreak has been reported from 26 places in Maharashtra – 14 in Mumbai, seven in Bhiwandi (Thane district) and five in Malegaon town (Nashik district)...


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                            Mumbai sees 24 fresh measles cases and one suspected death: BMC
                            22 November, 2022 12:01 am IST
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                            Mumbai, Nov 21 (PTI) Mumbai on Monday reported 24 new confirmed cases of measles, while a one-year girl from suburban Govandi is suspected to have died of the viral infection, the city civic body said.

                            The tally of measles cases in the city since January 1 this year has risen to 208, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

                            The death toll due to measles since the beginning of this year remained unchanged at eight, while the death in Govandi is being probed.

                            Six confirmed cases were reported from the M-East ward (which covers Govandi and Deonar) followed by five in Kurla.

                            “24 confirmed measles cases were added on Monday,” the BMC report said.

                            The number of suspected patients who have reported symptoms like fever and rash increased to 3,208, the civic body added...


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                              8-Month-Old Dies Of Measles In Mumbai, Centre Issues Advisory: 10 Points
                              Besides Mumbai, Ranchi in Jharkhand, Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Malappuram in Kerala have also reported a surge in cases of measles among children.
                              India NewsNDTV News DeskUpdated: November 23, 2022 10:28 pm IST

                              Mumbai/New Delhi: An 8-month-old child was identified as the latest casualty of a measles outbreak in Mumbai, taking the total number of deaths to 12 on Wednesday, as the central government expressed concern at the rising cases and issued an advisory.

                              Here are the 10 latest developments in this story:

                              Mumbai recorded 13 new cases of measles, taking the tally of infections since the beginning of the year to 233, authorities said.

                              The 8-month-old boy from neighbouring Bhiwandi died in a Mumbai hospital on Tuesday evening, they said.

                              The child developed rashes all over his body on November 20 and was admitted to a municipal hospital on Tuesday evening but died within a few hours, a government statement said.

                              The central government said it was particularly concerned at the rising cases in some districts of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala and Maharashtra, and advised states on preparedness and response...