14 dengue patients die, 2,751 hospitalised in 24hrs

As many as 14 dengue patients died and 2,751 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

“During the period, 1,119 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 1,632 were admitted to different hospitals outside Dhaka,” a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

“This year, 327 deaths, the highest in a year since dengue was detected in 2000, were reported from dengue disease while 281 died last year,” the daily statement of the DGHS said.

With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 69,483, the statement said, adding: “Some 59,584 patients were released from different hospitals this year of the total patients.”

“A total of 9,572 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 4,652 are in Dhaka while 4,920 are outside the capital city,” it added.

Health experts warned the dengue situation may deteriorate this month and in the next month, asking authorities concerned to launch a massive campaign against all types of mosquitoes.

Analysing the amount of rainfall, temperature and humidity in Bangladesh, they described August and September months as the most suitable period for breeding of Aedes mosquitoes.

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Outbreaks of the disease are usually seasonal, peaking during and after the rainy season.

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