Friday, 1 July, 2022

17 more dengue cases reported

Bangladesh confirmed 17 more dengue – a viral infection – cases in the 24 hours to Friday morning, reports UNB.

Sixteen new patients were admitted to the hospitals of Dhaka and one outside it, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Sixty-one dengue patients, including 59 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

This year, the DGHS has recorded 398 dengue cases and 337 recoveries so far. The directorate has not yet reported any death from the mosquito-borne viral disease.

Dengue – a leading cause of serious illness and death in some Asian and Latin American countries – was first reported in Bangladesh in 2000 and claimed 93 lives. In three years, the fatality number almost fell to zero.