Bangladesh Reports Highest Dengue Hospitalizations in a Day, Urges Public to Stay Safe

Bangladesh Reports Highest Dengue Hospitalizations in a Day, Urges Public to Stay Safe

Bangladesh has seen a concerning surge in dengue-related hospitalizations, recording a staggering 2,292 cases in just 24 hours, ending Sunday morning. Among the new cases, 1,000 patients were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka, while the rest sought medical care outside the city.

Tragically, the country has also witnessed nine more deaths from dengue within the same 24-hour period, bringing the total fatalities due to the mosquito-borne disease to 185 this year. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported that during this time, 2,293 more patients were hospitalized due to viral fever.

Health experts are expressing concerns over the upcoming months of August and September, as these periods are particularly favorable for the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes, which carry and spread the dengue virus.

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Dhaka Tribune stated, “Nine more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 185 this year.”

Protection from Dengue

Protection from Dengue is important and in the face of this concerning outbreak, everyone must take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from dengue. The mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so it is important to ensure there are no pools or containers holding water in and around the living spaces. The risk of dengue transmission can be reduced if people are educated and follow essential points.

It is essential to resort to insect repellents on exposed skin to prevent mosquito bites.  The usage of window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home. When sleeping, consider using mosquito nets.

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Staying informed about the current dengue situation in the area is the key and with the health advisories and acting accordingly to the situation is a must. In the case of symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, or rashes, seeking medical attention quickly is crucial.