(CTN News) – The persistence of the mosquito-borne disease, Dengue, is evident in the recent death and hospitalization rates.
In the past 24 hours until Tuesday morning, another life has been claimed by this deadly disease, highlighting the urgent need for effective measures to combat its spread.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has reported that an additional 60 patients have been hospitalized with the viral fever during this period, further emphasizing the severity of the situation.
Out of these 60 patients, 13 were admitted in Dhaka, the capital city, while the remaining cases were from areas outside the capital. This indicates that Dengue is not limited to specific regions but poses a threat to people across the country.
Since the beginning of this year, a total of 145 cases of Dengue have already been reported, raising concerns about the potential for a significant outbreak.
However, the numbers from this year pale in comparison to the devastating toll in the previous year. In 2020, Dengue proved to be the deadliest it has ever been, with a staggering 1,705 fatalities caused by the disease.
The DGHS documented a total of 321,179 Dengue cases and 318,749 recoveries in the previous year, highlighting the widespread impact of this epidemic.
September of last year was particularly alarming, as it witnessed the highest number of fatalities and cases. During that month alone, there were 396 deaths and 79,598 reported cases, according to the data provided by the DGHS. These numbers serve as a stark reminder of the urgency to address the Dengue crisis and implement effective preventive measures.
The continuous persistence of Dengue without any signs of abatement is a cause for concern. It emphasizes the need for increased efforts in mosquito control, public awareness campaigns, and improved healthcare infrastructure to effectively combat this disease.
The government and relevant authorities must work together to develop comprehensive strategies to prevent the further spread of Dengue and reduce the number of fatalities caused by this deadly disease.