By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In a follow-up on the Bangladesh dengue fever situation, the Bangladesh Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported 237 dengue fever cases today, of which 218 were reported in Dhaka alone. This is the first time in 2021 that the daily tally has topped 200.

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This brings the dengue total in the country to 2,895, a rise of about 1,000 cases in less than a week.

The bulk of the cases were reported in July (~2,500).

To eradicate dengue larvae in Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) areas, a control room will be opened on Monday, said DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh.

“It is not possible to eradicate Aedes mosquitoes without destroying the source. We will now go from house to house and destroy the sources,” he said.

Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Md TaZul Islam instructed all the councillors of the city corporation to eradicate Aedes mosquitoes and bring dengue to a tolerable level within the next two weeks.

He said: “Even after repeated warnings, people are not becoming aware. The government’s job is to make people aware and the government is constantly doing that.”


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