After Mumbai and Kerala, now cases of mumps disease have started increasing in Delhi-NCR also, what is the reason? - Newztezz Online

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After Mumbai and Kerala, now cases of mumps disease have started increasing in Delhi-NCR also, what is the reason?


After Kerala and Mumbai, cases of mumps disease are being reported in many areas of Delhi and NCR. This disease occurs mostly in children. Due to this, there is swelling around the cheeks of children and mild fever. If these symptoms are seen in your child, then immediately consult doctors.

After Mumbai and Kerala, now cases of mumps disease have started increasing in Delhi-NCR also. This disease is also known as mumps. Doctors say that it is an infectious disease. Which spreads from one person to another. For the last few weeks, cases of this disease are coming in the hospitals of Delhi-NCR. This disease is spreading among children. Meanwhile, the question arises that why is this disease spreading in Delhi-NCR? Let us know about this from the doctors.

Doctors say that mumps disease is caused by Paramyxo virus. This virus affects the parotid gland of the mouth, i.e. the gland that produces saliva. Due to this disease, the patient's cheeks become swollen. Due to this swelling the mouth appears swollen. The effect of swelling also reaches the ears. Because of this, some children are at risk of hearing problems.

Why are cases increasing in Delhi-NCR?

Dr. Shreya Dubey of the Pediatrics Department at CK Birla Hospital, Gurgaon says that mumps cases have been increasing in the last few weeks. This disease occurs only in children. Some children complain of difficulty in eating food and mild fever. A few months ago, cases of this disease were reported in the states of South India, but now cases are being reported in Delhi-NCR also. Children are suffering from fever, cough and sore throat.

The reason for increase in cases in Delhi-NCR is that mumps vaccination has decreased in the last few years. This disease is spreading due to less vaccination. Children who have not received the mumps vaccine are falling prey to this virus. During Covid, vaccination could not be done to prevent any other disease. Because of this these diseases are spreading. For prevention, it is important that children get mumps vaccine now. Its vaccine is given to children from 8 months to 4 to 5 years of age. This vaccine is given in three doses.

How to protect

Keep a child suffering from mumps isolated for at least 7 days.

Do not touch the face, nose, eyes and mouth repeatedly

Get treatment for mumps as soon as symptoms appear

Get children vaccinated for this.

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