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Mumbai's Measles Outbreak Escalates

November 25, 2022 • 8:31 am CST
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(Precision Vaccinations)

Mumbai, India, recently reported 12 new confirmed measles cases, according to a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) health department bulletin.

In addition, The Mint reported on November 23,  2022, the number of suspected measles cases rose to 3,378.

Around 21 locations and eight hospitals in Mumbai civic wards have reported measles patients during this outbreak.

Along with Mumbai, measles cases have been increasing across India. As a result, BMC has launched a measles vaccination drive for children to reduce the outbreak.

Around 90% of people who are not protected will become infected following exposure to the measles virus.

According to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on November 23, 2022, India reported the highest number of measles cases (9,489) in the world in 2022.

The CDC focuses on countries with large measles outbreaks and countries with weak health systems, low immunization rates, or gaps in coverage that make it more likely for epidemics to spread, cross borders and possibly enter the U.S.

As of November 17, 2022, a total of 51 measles cases were reported by five U.S. jurisdictions.

Measles vaccines are generally available at clinics and pharmacies in the U.S.

Other measles outbreak news is posted at PrecisionVaccinations.com/Measles.

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