Surge in mumps cases in Delhi NCR: Here are the symptoms and know how to stay safe

A surge in the cases of mumps is being seen in several Indian states including Delhi NCR. According to government data, this year, the case tally has reached 15,637, as of March 2024. The mumps hotspots in the country right now are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan and Delhi NCR is seeing an uptick in the number of cases. “Over the past few days, Delhi has seen a notable rise in cases with approximately three to four cases per week reported in our OPD (out-patient department), and almost two admissions per week,” Dr RD Srivastava, head of the department of paediatric medicine and neonatology at the New Delhi-based Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, told News18.

​A surge in the cases of mumps is being seen in several Indian states including Delhi NCR. According to government data, this year, the case tally has reached 15,637, as of March 2024. The mumps hotspots in the country right now are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan and Delhi NCR is seeing an uptick in the number of cases. “Over the past few days, Delhi has seen a notable rise in cases with approximately three to four cases per week reported in our OPD (out-patient department), and almost two admissions per week,” Dr RD Srivastava, head of the department of paediatric medicine and neonatology at the New Delhi-based Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, told News18. 

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