By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Bangladesh health authorities reported an additional 241 new dengue patients who were hospitalized Sunday morning.

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Approximately three quarters (76%) of the new cases were reported in the capital city of Dhaka, while the remaining 57 cases were reported elsewhere in the country.

This brings the case total in the country this year at 15,701.

The dengue death tally stands at 59 with 54 being reported from Dhaka.

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Dengue causes a wide spectrum of signs and symptoms. According to WHO, these can range from subclinical disease (people may not know they are even infected) to severe flu-like symptoms in those infected. Although less common, some people develop severe Dengue, which can be any number of complications associated with severe bleeding, organ impairment and/or plasma leakage. Severe Dengue has a higher risk of death when not managed appropriately.

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