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9 dengue patients die, 1,755 hospitalised in 24 hrs

Nine dengue patients died and 1,755 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.”During the period, 845 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city and 910 were admitted to different hospitals outside it,” a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.”This year, 155 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 27,547, the statement said, adding: “Some 21,455 patients were released from different hospitals this year among the total patients.”Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has recently issued comprehensive 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 in the first five months of this year compared to the same period of the last year.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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