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After reporting an additional 2,694 dengue fever cases today, the dengue tally in Bangladesh has surpassed the 50,000 case mark, now standing at 51,832 in the first seven months of 2023.

Of this total, 43,854 cases were reported in July alone.

29,200 cases have been reported from the capital city of Dhaka, while 22,632 cases were reported from outside of Dhaka.

More than 200 dengue deaths were reported in July, placing the total deaths in 2023 to over 250.

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.

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In severe cases, health effects can include hemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (seriously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.