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Surge in dengue alarming

Published : 11 Sep 2022 09:36 PM

At the end of the season, dengue situation is getting worse. With the rising number of dengue affected people death is also increasing. 

A significant number of people are affected by dengue every day. Most of whom are from Dhaka, said health directorate.

According to the information of the Health Directorate, there were 23 dengue patients in April this year, 163 in May, 737 in June and 1571 in July. The statistics is clearly showing that dengue patients are gradually increasing.

Experts fear that the situation may worsen in the future. Because it has been raining intermittently in the capital for the past few days, which is conducive to the spread of dengue.

Jahangirnagar University Professor and entomologist Kabirul Bashar said that the dengue outbreak is likely to increase in the next few days. The number of dengue patients may increase in the coming months too.

He said that intermittent rains are helpful for the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes. This year there was not been much rain since the beginning of monsoon. It happened intermittently, which was favorable for reproduction.

Last August, 11 people, the highest number of deaths took place due to dengue. But in the first six days of September, 10 people have already died, which is quite alarming. The Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room of the DGHS informed that one person died in the country on Saturday due to dengue disease transmitted by the Aedes mosquito.

During the last 24 hours, 294 more new patients were identified having dengue. Among them, 244 were admitted to various public and private hospitals in Dhaka and the remaining 50 were admitted to various hospitals outside Dhaka.

According to the notification, 1,23 dengue patients are currently under treatment in various hospitals across the country. Among them, 849 patients are inside Dhaka and 174 patients are admitted in different hospitals outside Dhaka.

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has announced to conduct a week-long special operation from Sunday to control Aedes mosquitoes. Ten teams in ten regions will conduct the campaign. Mobile Courts will be run by Executive Magistrates.

DNCC Mayor Md. Atiqul Islam said that legal measures will be taken if Aedes larvae are found in any establishment.