By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Dengue outbreak


Since the beginning of the year, more than 85,000 dengue fever cases have been reported by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). In addition, the officials death toll has risen to 75, although unofficial totals are reported at more than 160.

Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. It causes severe flu-like illness and, sometimes causes a potentially lethal complication. The incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold over the last 50 years.

West Nile virus

The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh reported the first human West Nile virus case. Scientists, researchers and officials have said the virus is new in Bangladesh.

The government has not started any study as to from where the virus came from. It could not be learnt how many people have been infected so far.


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