10 dengue patients die, 2,589 hospitalised in 24hrs

As many as 10 dengue patients died and 2,589 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

“During the period, 1,101 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 1,488 were admitted to different hospitals outside Dhaka,” a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

“This year, 283 deaths 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 59,716, the statement said, adding: “Some 50,223 patients were released from different hospitals this year of the total patients.”

“Some 9,210 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 4,650 are in Dhaka while 4,560 are outside the capital city,” it added.

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

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

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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