The Bangladesh Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported some 750 additional dengue fever cases Monday, bringing the country total to 32,716 year to date.
This year’s tally is the second highest since 2000 when the government started keeping records on dengue.
In October alone, more than 16,000 dengue cases have been recorded. September saw 9,911 cases.
The dengue death toll now stands at 118.
Seven out of 10 dengue cases (23,082) have been reported in the capital city of Dhaka, including 69 fatalities.
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Dengue is a disease caused by a virus spread through mosquito bites. The disease can take up to 2 weeks to develop with illness generally lasting less than a week.
Health effects from dengue include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle and joint pain, and minor bleeding.
Dengue can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue is a medical emergency, usually requiring hospitalization.
In severe cases, health effects can include hemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (seriously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.
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