In 2023, the city recorded only one measles outbreak in January, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) health department. “This year we saw only one outbreak in January that happened in Colaba health post. We had two positive cases. All the other active measles outbreaks were reported in December,” said the BMC health official. According to a BMC report, Mumbai has 78 active outbreaks as of now. L Ward (Kurla) has the highest number of active outbreaks (12) followed by E Ward- Byculla (7) and PN-Malad, West (7). Measles, which is caused by a virus in the paramyxovirus family, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. An outbreak is a cluster of at least five cases from the same area, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). View More