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Two dengue patients die, 65 more hospitalised

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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The number of dengue patients hospitalised in the country has been increasing day by day as 152 dengue patients were reported in only two days in the current month.

At the same time, the number of fatality has also been increasing day by day which is alarming for the country.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 65 new dengue patients were hospitalized in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.  However, two deaths were reported during the period.

It said some 51 dengue patients were admitted to 47 government and private hospitals in the capital in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning while 14 patients were admitted to hospitals outside Dhaka.

The DGHS said 1,571 dengue patients were hospitalised in July in the country while nine deaths were reported during the time.

However, health experts said many dengue patients with no symptom or minor symptoms are not admitted to hospitals and they take over the counter drugs for treatment of the symptoms of dengue.

The health directorate said some 737 dengue patients were admitted in the country in June, 163 in May, 23 in April, 20 in March, 20 in February and 126 patients in January.

The numbers of dengue patients and fatality in the deadly disease have also been increasing outside the capital. The DGHS data further said a total of 322 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment across the country. Of them, 246 patients are in the hospitals of Dhaka city.

The DGHS data further said a total of 2,812 dengue patients were hospitalized in the country while over 90 percent of the patients were reported in the capital. So far, twelve dengue patients died this year.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there is no specific treatment of the dengue in the world and the dengue vaccine is also rare.

The health experts have advised social and individual awareness to prevent the dengue disease through keeping the home and home surroundings clean. They said people have to ensure no breeding of Aedesaegypti mosquito, dengue vector, inside the houses which breed in clean and stagnant water.