Bangladesh dengue cases top 56,000 in 2022
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Bangladesh’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported an additional 513 cases of dengue fever and three deaths today, bringing the total number in the country to 56,130 cases and 257 deaths so far.
This year’s case tally is second highest Since 2000 when the government started keeping records of dengue fever. It is the most dengue-related death in a single year.
Dengue fever is a disease caused by a virus that is 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 can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue is a medical emergency that usually requires hospitalization.
In severe cases, health effects can include hemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (dangerously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.