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After reporting nearly 600 additional dengue cases today, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka now report 10,455 total dengue cases for the year.

In addition, 62 dengue related deaths have been reported.

The country has already seen 2,477 dengue cases in the first five days of July.

The Aedes mosquito-borne disease began spreading even before the start of the monsoon season this year. The number of cases and deaths has continued to rise since.

The DGHS had warned that this year would see more dengue cases and had advised steps to stop the spread of the disease.

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.

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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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