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1 more dies of dengue in Jessore

  • Published at 01:23 am September 14th, 2019
Dengue patients-Jessore
File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Jessore General Hospital Dhaka Tribune

The unofficial death toll is reported to be over 152

A woman has died of dengue at Manirampur upazila in Jessore. 

The deceased, Meherun Nesa, 40, died while returning to her home from hospital on Thursday night. 

Confirming the matter, the deceased's brother-in-law, Islam, said: "Meherun was admitted to Jhikargacha Upazila Health Complex with severe fever on September 6.

"She was transferred to Jessore General Hospital where she suffered a brain stroke on Tuesday."

Later, the doctors referred her to Khulna Medical College for better treatment, he added.

Meherun was discharged on Thursday afternoon, however, she died in the ambulance.

Dengue menace

A total of 673 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till Friday, 229 patients were admitted in Dhaka and 444 in districts outside Dhaka.

Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier, the Aedes mosquito.

The Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Friday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country were 2,900.

A total of 60 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 13, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 152, so far.

As many as 1,282 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,618 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 13, a total of 80,040 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 76,937 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.