8-month-old child dies of measles in Mumbai, death toll goes up to 12
Mumbai/IBNS: An 8-month-old child became the latest casualty of a measles outbreak in Mumbai on Wednesday.
With this, the total number of deaths rose to 12.
A one-year-old boy had died a day ago.
Meanwhile, the total number of cases stood at 233, the city's civic body said.
On Tuesday, Maharashtra Health Minister Tanaji Sawant reviewed the situation arising out of the outbreak at a meeting in the state secretariat in south Mumbai.
Along with state health department officials, municipal officials and World Health Organization's Dr Meeta Vashi and Dr Arun Gaikwad were present at the meeting.
Besides Mumbai, Ranchi in Jharkhand, Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Malappuram in Kerala have also reported a surge in cases of measles among children.
The Centre has sent expert teams to all these states.