The number of dengue patients hospitalised across the country this year is almost 50,000, the second time this has happened in Bangladesh.
The deaths from dengue this year crossed 200 yesterday, the highest figure in a single year since the outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in the country.
The spread of dengue across the country requires better public health preparedness
The monsoon season comes with its aesthetics, its hassles in this bustling city, but most of all, its yearly guests, Mosquitoes. Our guests of the season seem to go through a rampaging period during this time. They get their invitation from places all over us. The water that is lodged in many places due to rain in this season, humidity and other external factors that creates favorable breeding conditions for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in and exponentially cause the growth in their numbers to insurmountable figures.
At least 32 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till 8:00 am today (June 26, 2022), according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
At least 35 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till 8:00 am today (June 25, 2022).
The first death from dengue this year was reported today (June 21, 2022), according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
From the beginning of the monsoon season number of dengue patients start increasing. Ahead of this year's monsoon season, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) conducted a survey of Aedes mosquitoes in Dhaka from March 23 to April 4. According to the survey, the risk of dengue outbreak was much higher this year than in previous years. Are the 2 city corporations of Dhaka prepared to tackle dengue outbreaks?
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.