(CTN News) – The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Bangladesh has reported that there were no new deaths caused by dengue in the 24-hour period until Friday morning.
However, during this time, 33 more patients were admitted to the hospital with viral fever, according to the DGHS. Of these patients, 17 were hospitalized in Dhaka, the capital city, while the remaining were from other areas outside the capital.
Since Monday, a total of 323 dengue cases have been reported in Bangladesh. This is a concerning number, considering that last year, claimed the lives of 1,705 individuals, making it the deadliest year on record for the country.
The DGHS documented a staggering 321,179 dengue cases and 318,749 recoveries in the previous year, highlighting the severity of the outbreak.
The data from the DGHS reveals that September of last year was the most fatal month for the dengue outbreak, with 396 fatalities and 79,598 cases reported. This indicates the urgency of addressing the issue and implementing effective measures to control the spread of the disease.
The recent increase in hospital admissions for viral fever is a cause for concern, as dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection. It is crucial for authorities to closely monitor the situation and take necessary steps to prevent further spread of the disease.
Public awareness campaigns, mosquito control measures, and access to proper healthcare facilities are essential in combating the dengue outbreak in Bangladesh.
Efforts should also be made to improve healthcare infrastructure and resources to ensure timely and effective treatment for dengue patients. Early detection and proper medical care can significantly reduce the mortality rate associated with the disease.
The DGHS’s continuous monitoring and reporting of cases and deaths are vital in understanding the magnitude of the outbreak and formulating appropriate strategies to combat it.
It is crucial for the government, healthcare professionals, and the public to work together to prevent the recurrence of a deadly dengue outbreak like the one experienced last year.