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22 patients with dengue hospitalised

22 patients with dengue hospitalised

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Twenty-two new dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till Friday morning as cases are rising again during monsoon in Bangladesh, reports UNB.

Among them, 19 new patients were hospitalised in Dhaka and the remaining three outside it, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As many as 118 dengue patients, including 109 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the mosquito-borne viral disease.

This year, the DGHS has recorded 1,111 dengue cases and 992 recoveries so far.

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.