"...26,196 dengue cases were recorded in August..."
On Thursday, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh said that, in a grim landmark, a total of 2,959 people were diagnosed with dengue fever in the past 24 hours; the highest number in a single day so far this year.
According to the figures reported by the DGHS, 1,097 people were diagnosed with dengue in Dhaka.
According to the DGHS, recent reported infections, has increase the number of dengue cases to 78,028 in Bangladesh so far this year.
The DGHS also stated that 26,196 dengue cases were recorded in August after 43,854 people were infected with the disease in July.
Official data shows that with 113 reported deaths in August, 204 deaths in July and 34 in June, the number of death has increase to 364 so far this year.
Rising dengue cases in Bangladesh ���� pose serious health threat to all.— Raquib Rony (@RaquibRony) August 10, 2023
Besides the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), @BDRCS1 & @ifrc handed over another 15K test kits to Holy Family Hospital and other hospitals in Chattogram.
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In order to fight the rising number of dengue cases, Bangladeshi health authorities have strengthened measures to check the breeding of mosquitoes and conduct anti-larval operations.
The June-September monsoon period is the season of dengue fever in Bangladesh, which is considered a high-risk nation for mosquito-borne diseases.
Moreover, 12 people have died due to the mosquito-borne disease so far.