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In Bangladesh, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported 1,623 new dengue cases today, the highest daily total for 2023, bringing the total for the year to 19,454. This includes 13,109 from Dhaka and 6,345 outside of Dhaka.

Officials have reported more than 11,000 cases in the first half of July. Officials reported 62,382 dengue cases in 2022. 2019 saw the most cases on record with 101,350 cases.

Seven additional fatalities bring the country total to 100. Of the total fatalities, 78 were recorded in the capital city of Dhaka, with the remainder in Chattogram (13), Mymensingh (3), Khulna (2), Rajshahi (2), Rangpur (1) and Barishal (1).

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.

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

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