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Dengue Fever

Infections cross 4,000 mark

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 18 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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Infections cross 4,000 mark

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The country’s dengue situation has worsened this year as total number of dengue cases has crossed 4,000 and the dengue cases have been increasing day by day.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 1,421 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals of the country and seven patients died in the current month August.

It said 98 new dengue patients were hospitalised and one died in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Tuesday. 

Earlier, 128 dengue patients were reported on Tuesday while 96 patients on Monday and 116 on Sunday.

At present, out of the 98 patients, 77 are admitted to different public and private hospitals in the capital while the remaining 21 are hospitalised outside Dhaka, the DGHS said.

A total of 4,021 dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals and 17 patients died this year while 1,571 patients were hospitalied in July while nine deaths were reported during the time.

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

The DGHS data further said a total of 414 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment across the country. Of them, 386 patients are in the hospitals of Dhaka city.

Of the total dengue patients, around 90 percent patients are admitted to hospitals in 47 hospitals of the capital while around 10 percent patients were outside Dhaka.

The health experts feared that this year the number of dengue patients may increase comparing to the previous year as a new type of the dengue virus Den 4 has been found in the country.

They have emphasized on public awareness to prevent the deadly disease and to ensure inside homes clean and to destroy all Aedes mosquito breeding grounds.

The DGHS also asked people to contact with registered doctors immediately after feeling any symptoms of the dengue disease and test and the dengue virus for early treatment.