Keep an eye on Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the past month or so, the city has seen thousands of dengue fever cases and hospitalization at a time when they also battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, Bangladesh saw an additional 214 dengue fever cases, of which all but three were from the capital city of Dhaka. And this has been a repeat story daily in August and much of July when the dengue spike began.
More than 4,100 total cases have been reported, with the vast majority reported since July and the vast majority from Dhaka.
So far, 10 suspected deaths caused by dengue were reported to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) but none of them has been reviewed and confirmed yet, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Dengue fever was first reported in Bangladesh in 2000, but in 2019 the country saw it’s by far biggest outbreak exceeding 100,000 cases and 140-plus deaths.
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