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Rain-related ailment cases in decline

That the worst is over for monsoon-borne diseases was reflected in the civic body’s report for September as there has been a substantial drop in cases of fever and malaria.

mumbai Updated: Oct 01, 2010 01:19 IST
Apeksha Vora

That the worst is over for monsoon-borne diseases was reflected in the civic body’s report for September as there has been a substantial drop in cases of fever and malaria.

The biggest relief comes from the fact that swine flu is also on a retreat as reported cases went from 216 in August to 30 in September.

Cases of malaria dipped from 5,551 in August to 3,641 in September and those of fever from 15,004 to 13,449.

Dengue had 253 cases in August and 245 cases in September. Deaths due to dengue dipped from 30 in August to one death in September.

While monsoon-related ailments have dipped, there have been 2,500 cases of conjunctivitis in the city this month.

“Most cases of conjunctivitis are viral and take 10 days to subside, however, the number of cases have gone down as compared to earlier this month,” said Dr Nishita Agarwala, ophthalmologist at Hinduja Hospital, Mahim.