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25 new dengue cases in 24 hours

  • Published at 08:06 pm July 22nd, 2021
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If someone has temperature, they should be tested for dengue as well as corona, experts say

Amid an alarming surge in Covid-19 cases, the health authorities on Thursday reported 25 new dengue cases in the last 24 hours.

Some 412 dengue patients are currently undergoing treatment at different government and private hospitals in the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them, 409 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital and eight others outside Dhaka.

So far, information about three suspected dengue deaths have been sent to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR).

Since January, some 1,385 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue, and 951 of them were released after recovery.

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Bangladesh is seeing a rise in dengue cases when the Covid situation is worsening in the country, with the rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.  

Prof Dr Nazmul Islam, DGHS spokesperson and line director, on Sunday expressed his deep concern over the spread of dengue.

The situation would continue to deteriorate if those responsible for mosquito control across the country do not try their best by all means, Dr Nazmul said.

"If someone has temperature, they should be tested for dengue as well as corona," he added.

"And in case of treatment, medicines must be taken on the advice of a registered doctor only. If necessary, one could take treatment by contacting the hotline number of DGHS."

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A total of 1,193 cases and three confirmed dengue-related deaths were reported last year.

In 2019, according to official figures, 101,354 dengue cases and 179 deaths were recorded in Bangladesh.

Dengue fever was first reported in Bangladesh in 2000 when it claimed 93 lives. In the following three years, the fatalities almost fell to zero.

However, the mosquito-borne viral infection struck again in 2018, killing 26 and infecting 10,148 people.

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