Mumbai struggles with measles outbreak; lack of vaccination, poor living conditions to blame, say health officials

Updated: November 20, 2022 at 11:09 a.m.

Mumbai, Nov 19 (PTI) Even though COVID-19 cases are steadily declining in Mumbai, it is struggling to control the outbreak of measles among children as eight deaths and 184 confirmed cases have been reported so far in the city, such as by municipal officials.

Poor living conditions, large family sizes, lack of proper health services, sanitation and nutrition facilities, low immunity, missed vaccine doses and reluctance to inoculate are some of the major reasons for the outbreak of the disease in the city, they told PTI.

Mumbai has seen a surge in measles cases this year from 25 recorded cases in 2020 and nine last year, according to civic data.

Leave a Comment