Dengue cases reach nearly one lakh in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, Dengue positive cases reached 99,994 this year as 2134 fresh cases were reported overnight. According to the Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS), 476 deaths reported from dengue disease this year, the highest in a year since dengue was detected in 2000.

 August and September are normally considered as peak months for dengue disease but the peak period has extended till November last year, according to the experts.

 They predicted that the ongoing dengue outbreak may prolong till November as a large number of Aedes mosquitoes are grown this year while Meteorological office forecasts that rainy weather is likely to extend during the months of October and November.

The health experts including entomologists feared dengue cases and deaths will exceed all previous records this year as the number of cases and fatalities continue to rise, signaling an alarming trend.  They also warned the dengue situation may deteriorate this month and in the upcoming month, asking authorities concerned to launch a massive campaign against all types of mosquitoes.

 According to the DGHS statement, among the total dengue positive cases, 37,640 are female and 62,354 are male while 272 deaths from dengue are female and 204 male.



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