By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka has reported a dramatic increase in dengue fever in June–1713 cases, up from 193 cases in May.


This is much more cases that were reported in the month of June in recent years–2018 (295), 2017 (267) and 2016 (254).

Since June 1 through July 4, more than 2,000 cases have been reported in Dhaka City. At least three fatalities have been recorded since the beginning of the year.

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Dengue infects nearly 400 million people across more than 120 countries each year. Most survive with few or no symptoms, but more than two million annually develop what can be a dangerous dengue hemorrhagic fever, which kills more than 25,000 people each year.

Dengue viruses are arboviruses (arthropod-borne virus) that are transmitted primarily to humans through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.

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