Dengue fever: 47 patients hospitalised in 24 hours
At least 47 dengue patients were admitted in hospitals across the country in 24 hours till 8am today.
Among the new cases, only one is outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the 47 new cases, the total number of dengue patients rose to 1,016.
Among the patients, 139 are still undergoing treatment.
A total of 876 patients have been released from hospitals and one patient has died so far.
Warning the city corporations of a major outbreak of dengue virus this year compared to the last couple of years, experts suggested taking extensive measures immediately to control Aedes mosquito population.
Dhaka is at risk of a major dengue outbreak this year compared to the last couple of years, as clear, stagnant water, the breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes, at under-construction buildings is abundant this time around.