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Dengue Update

77 patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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A total of 77 more dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

However, no death was reported during the period.

Among the new patients, 59 were admitted to different public and private hospitals in the capital while the remaining 18 in other places.

A total of 322 dengue patients, including 246 are receiving treatment at hospitals across the country, the DGHS said.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said there is no specific treatment of dengue in the world.

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The primary vectors that transmit the disease are Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and, to a lesser extent, Aedes albopictus.

The virus responsible for causing dengue, is called dengue virus (DENV). There are four DENV serotypes and it is possible to be infected four times.

The health experts said the Den 4 dengue virus has been found in the country. That’s why, the dengue may take serious turn this year.