Dengue Cases Surge Tenfold in Bangladesh, Expert Concerned over Triple Rise in Deaths

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Dengue Cases Increasing in Bangladesh

Dengue Cases Increasing in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2023, 8:21PM

In Bangladesh, the prevalence of dengue cases has increased ten times since last year and the deaths have increased almost thrice, according to a health expert Dr. Md Golam Sharower.

Dengue Fatalities Cross 800

The number of dengue fatalities in the country has now crossed 800, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Fourteen More Deaths Reported

With fourteen more deaths from dengue in 24 hours till Saturday morning, the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh rose to 804 this year.

Underreported Cases

So far, the DGHS has recorded 164,562 dengue cases and 153,428 recoveries this year. However, experts are of the view that the actual numbers are higher because many cases are not reported.

Heavy Pressure on Medical System

The entire medical system in Bangladesh is under heavy pressure due to the unexpected increase in the attack of dengue virus all over the country.

Lack of Coordinated Response

A lack of a coordinated response and a sustainable policy is causing more deaths from the mosquito-transmitted disease, according to experts.

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