Measles outbreak: Mumbai sees three-fold rise in disease

Mumbai has seen a three-fold rise in measles cases this year compared to 2019. Thirty-seven measles cases were reported in 2019, and this year the number has already reached 109, according to BMC data.

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. Despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine, measles remains an important cause of death among young children globally and can also lead to serious adverse outcomes such as blindness, pneumonia, and encephalitis.

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