449 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

A total of 449 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the past 24 hourstill 8 am today.”During the period, 184 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city and 265 were admitted to different hospitals outside it,” a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.”This year, 93 deaths were reported from dengue disease while 269 died last year,” the daily statement of the DGHS said.With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 17,831, thestatement said, adding: “Some 13,518 patients were released from different hospitals this year among the total patients.”Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has recently issuedcomprehensive instructions on prevention of dengue infection as the mosquito-borne tropical disease has increased sharply in the current year.According to the DGHS data, dengue infection has increased five times since January 1 to May 31, 2023.Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that occurs in tropical andsubtropical areas of the world. Outbreaks of the disease are usuallyseasonal, peaking during and after the rainy season.

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