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Dengue: One dies, 395 hospitalized in 24 hours

Dengue has claimed 40 lives this year

Update : 15 Sep 2022, 06:32 PM

One dengue patient died while 395 patients were admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in 24 hours to Thursday morning.

As many as 294 dengue patients were hospitalized in Dhaka city and 101 patients were admitted to hospital outside Dhaka during the past 24 hours, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

A total of 40 people died from dengue between January 1 and September 15. 

The first death from dengue was reported on June 21 this year.

With the new cases, the total number of dengue patients this year rose to 10,232, and some 8,881 patients have been released from hospitals.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne illness that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. An outbreak of the disease is usually seasonal, peaking during and after rainy seasons.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies dengue as one of the top 10 threats to public health.

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