In light of the rise in measles infections in Mumbai, the BMC urges vaccination.

Mumbai has seen the number of cases of measles in Mumbai reach 233 on Wednesday . An 8-month-old boy who died to the disease on Wednesday was the most worrying news .

Mumbai (Maharashtra) (India), November 24: The prevalence of measles in Mumbai has increased sharply after measles vaccination rates fell dramatically, with millions of children missing vaccination, with the total number of cases reaching 233 on Wednesday, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).An 8-month-old boy who died to the disease on Wednesday was the most worrying news on this front.According to a statement published by the BMC, the statistics for 2020 indicated 25 cases, while 9 cases were recorded in 2021.BMC also encouraged the general population to get their children vaccinated, according to a press release.The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported on November 23 that three high-level multi-disciplinary three-member teams were dispatched to Ranchi (Jharkhand), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), and Malappuram (Kerala), as part of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), New Delhi, and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RMLH), New Delhi.

The Central team to Malappuram will also consist of experts from RoHFW, Thiruvananthapuram, JIPMER, Pondicherry, and Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi, and will also conduct field visits to assess the outbreak and assist the State Health Departments in terms of public health activities, management principles, and protocols to address the increasing numbers of cases of Measles being reported in the three cities, according to the release.

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