Last updated: July 13, 2022, 9:43 PM IST
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has warned that leptospirosis cases could rise amid heavy rainfall over the past week in Mumbai. About ten cases were discovered in June and five cases were registered in July. No deaths have been reported from monsoon-related ailments.
BMC warned people not to avoid wading in standing water. “If exposed, take prophylactic treatment (such as doxycycline/azithromycin) according to medical advice,” a consulting firm said.
The BMC also surveyed 3,44,291 homes between July 7 and 9 and distributed 43,297 doxycycline pills to adults and 114 azithromycin to children because they were exposed to standing water.
Among other monsoon diseases, the citizenry has so far registered 176 cases of gastroenteritis, 119 malaria, 19 dengue and 23 cases of hepatitis in July. Seven cases of influenza H1N1 (swine flu) have also been confirmed in the city.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Vasant Nagvekar said if individuals with flu-like symptoms test negative for Covid-19, they should be tested for H1N1.
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