Published:  03:15 AM, 07 August 2019

Dengue menace worsens

Dengue menace worsens Blood sample is being collected from a dengue-infected child at Mugda General Hospital in the city on Tuesday. -Mostafizur Rahman/AA

Some 2,348 people have been infected with dengue fever across the country in 24 hours (from 8am on Monday to 8pm on Tuesday). Of them, 1,284 have been infected in Dhaka and 1,064 in divisional towns, according to Health Emergency Operations Center and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) issued a press release on Tuesday, signed by Dr Ayesha Akter, assistant director of Health Emergency Operations Centre and Control Room addressing the current dengue situation of the country. The number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 7,968 according to the latest data provided by the DGHS.

Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier Aedes mosquito. The disease has no known cure or vaccine yet.

---Ashraf Chowdhury, AA

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