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Yet another dengue patient dies at DMCH

  • Published at 10:41 am July 30th, 2019
Dengue cases in the Philippines have historically surged every three to four years, and the sharp increase this year is in line with expectations after a spike in cases nationwide in 2016 AFP

With the latest death, the total number of deaths of dengue infected patients stand at eight

Yet another dengue infected patient has died at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) while undergoing treatment.

The deceased, Farzana Hossain, 43, from Narayanganj district, died at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital in the early hours of Tuesday, confirmed Dr Md Nasiruddin, assistant director (administration) of the hospital. 

Farzana was admitted to the hospital on July 29. She was under the supervision of Dr Nurul Amin.

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Previously around 8:30pm Monday night, Rita Akter, 28, a garments worker and resident of Tongi in Gazipur, also died of dengue at the hospital's intensive care unit. 

She was admitted to the hospital on July 26. 

With Farzana's death, the total number of deaths of dengue infected patients stand at eight, Dr Nasiruddin said.

A number of 593 patients infected with the dengue virus were undergoing treatment at DMCH till Monday noon, officials said.

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Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans when an infected Aedes mosquito bites them. It has no known cure or vaccine yet.

The dengue outbreak in Bangladesh reached a record high on Monday with at least 1,096 patients getting hospitalized in the last 24 hours.

A number of 13,637 people were admitted to hospitals after getting infected by dengue virus between January 1 and July 29, reveal the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) data.

This year, number of dengue patients saw highest records, breaking all past statistics of last 19 years. Among them, 11,450 were hospitalized in first 29 days of July alone.

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