The government's approach to dealing with the ongoing dengue outbreak in the country seems rather apathetic.
Bangladesh’s dengue situation is critical, with one of the highest mortality rates in the world and the worst outbreak in history. This outbreak stems from the abundance of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and the presence of the virus in human populations.
Advancements in genetic engineering have led to the development of genetically modified mosquitoes that are resistant to dengue virus infection.
The World Bank has approved a $200 million loan to help improve primary healthcare services and prevent mosquito-borne diseases like dengue in Bangladesh.
With four days shy of the month-end, August has seen a higher number of dengue cases than all of last year.
A significant surge in dengue fever cases has gripped Bangladesh, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday, calling for efforts to control the mosquito vector population and minimise individual exposure such as using mosquito repellents and wearing long-sleeved clothes