DHAKA Experiences Surge in Dengue Fever Cases and Deaths
DHAKA, September 19 (Xinhua) — The Directorate of Public Health Service under the Bangladesh Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in dengue fever cases and fatalities. According to the latest data, an additional 3,084 cases and 17 deaths have been recorded, raising the total number of cases to 170,768 and the death toll to over 800 this year.
The report revealed that in September alone, Bangladesh has reported 46,960 dengue fever cases, following 71,976 cases in August and 43,854 cases in July. Similarly, the number of fatalities in September stood at 246, compared to 342 in August and 204 in July.
However, it is encouraging to note that a significant number of patients, totaling 159,897, have successfully recovered from dengue fever so far this year, including 3,472 in the past 24 hours.
Bangladesh faces a high risk of mosquito-borne diseases, especially during the monsoon season from June to September. Therefore, it is crucial to take preventive measures during this period to mitigate the spread of dengue fever.
(Xinhua file photo: A hospital in Dhaka collecting a blood sample from a young boy for dengue fever testing, September 18, 2023)
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DHAKA, September 19 (Xinhua) — On Monday (September 18), the Directorate of Public Health Service was under the Bangladesh Ministry of Health. The report found 3,084 additional dengue fever cases and 17 more deaths, bringing the total number of cases to 170,768 and the number of deaths to more than 800 this year.
Bangladesh has recorded 46,960 dengue fever cases in September, after 71,976 cases in August and 43,854 cases in July, the report said. Meanwhile, the total number of patients who died was 839, split into 246 in September, 342 in August and 204 in July.
The number of patients who have recovered in Bangladesh this year is 159,897 so far, including 3,472 in the last 24 hours.
By the way, during the monsoon season June-September It is dengue fever season in Bangladesh. It is considered a high risk country for mosquito-borne diseases.
(Xinhua file photo: Medical personnel collect a blood sample from a young boy to test for dengue fever at a hospital in Dhaka. The capital of Bangladesh, September 18, 2023)
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