By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Bangladesh, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported more than 300 cases in a day for consecutive days, recording 306 on Wednesday.
Since the beginning of August, the country has seen dengue hospitalization cases rise by 4,298, 62 percent of the annual total of 6,956 cases. Just 372 cases were reported in the six months between January and June.
The bulk of these cases (6,570) have been reported from the capital city of Dhaka.
In addition, DGHS has expressed concern as at least 30 people died from dengue fever between July and August in the country.
The rising number of deaths from dengue fever across the country amid deteriorated COVID-19 situation this year has created worry among the citizens and experts.
DGHS Prof. Dr Nazmul Islam said, “If we look at the number of patients, there are so many deaths compared to the number of dengue-infected patients. It is a matter of great concern.”
In 2020, Bangladesh had reported only three confirmed dengue-related deaths and 1,193 dengue cases.
- Malaysia COVID-19: Record cases reported in consecutive days
- Naegleria fowleri with Steve Smelski
- Côte d’Ivoire Ebola outbreak: A second suspected case being investigated
- Brazil: Pernambuco state reports 469% increase in chikungunya
- Portugal reports more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday
- Karachi reports 7th ‘brain-eating amoeba’ case of 2021
- Confirmed: North Carolina child dies from Naegleria fowleri infection
- Lyme disease positive ticks up big in Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Canada: Alberta syphilis cases highest in 73 years