Bangladesh dengue cases near 33K year to date

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The Bangladesh Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported around 750 additional dengue cases on Monday, bringing the total number of dengue cases in the country to 32,716 so far.

This year’s tally is the second highest since 2000 when the government began keeping records on dengue fever.

In October alone, more than 16,000 cases of dengue were recorded. September saw 9111 cases.

The death toll from dengue has now reached 118.

Seven out of 10 dengue cases (23082) have been reported in the capital, Dhaka, including 69 deaths.

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Dengue fever is a disease caused by a virus spread by mosquito bites. The disease can take up to two weeks to develop with the disease generally lasting less than a week.

The health effects of dengue include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle and joint pain, and light bleeding.

Dengue fever can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue fever is a medical emergency that usually requires hospitalization.

In severe cases, health effects can include haemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (dangerously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.



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