Medical &Health

Dengue: 23 new patients hospitalized in 24 hrs

Twenty-three new dengue patients were hospitalized in 24 hours till Friday morning, health authorities said.

With no new deaths till Friday, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained 101 during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Ninety-two people died in Dhaka division alone, three in Mymensingh division, two each in Chattogram, and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.

Fifteen new patients are undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 8 cases have been reported from outside the division.

Some 195 patients who were diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Friday.

Of them, 130 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 65 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 27,893 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 27,597 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

Experts attribute the unusually high dengue cases during the dry season, mainly in Dhaka, to the prolonged rainy season, sporadic rainfall, and high humidity and temperature, Aedes mosquitoes’ reproductive and behavioural changes caused by climate change and lack of people’s awareness and poor controlling measures by the two city corporations of the capital.

They also said the climate conditions of Bangladesh are becoming more favourable for the Aedes mosquitos to prevail in all seasons with high or low intensity mainly for the increase in temperature and breeding sources.

Source: United News of Bangladesh