By NewsDesk   @bactiman63

The Directorate General of Health in Bangladesh reported an additional 16 dengue fever cases in the past day, including 14 cases in Dhaka, bringing the country total to 1,026 confirmed cases in 2020.


This year’s number is way down from 2019’s numbers when Bangladesh saw it’s largest dengue fever outbreak logging more than 101,000 cases and scores of fatalities.

WHO notes the incidence of dengue has grown dramatically around the world in recent decades. A vast majority of cases are asymptomatic and hence the actual numbers of dengue cases are underreported and many cases are misclassified.

One estimate indicates 390 million dengue infections per year (95% credible interval 284–528 million), of which 96 million (67–136 million) manifest clinically (with any severity of disease). Another study, of the prevalence of dengue, estimates that 3.9 billion people, in 128 countries, are at risk of infection with dengue viruses.