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For the second time since the Bangladesh government started keeping records on dengue in 2000, the country has eclipsed the 60,000 dengue case tally nationally.

According to data published by the the Bangladesh Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today, the cumulative case count is 60,078 in 2022.

266 dengue related deaths have been reported to date, the most in a single year.

Currently, all eight divisions in the country are reporting cases and deaths.

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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.