Bangladesh reports more than 20,000 dengue cases in October
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in Dengue fever follow up In Bangladesh in 2022, the country’s Directorate General of Health Services reported an additional 1,020 cases on Saturday, bringing the total cases to 37,151 years to date.
In October alone, 21,059 cases have been reported so far with two days left.
The death toll rose to 136 with the addition of two more this weekend. 81 of the total deaths were reported in October.
The capital, Dhaka, recorded 82 deaths in 2022.
Dengue fever is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are four closely related but antigenically different virus serotypes that can cause dengue (DEN1, DEN 2, DEN 3, DEN 4).
Dengue fever (DF) – characterized by the sudden onset of high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, and muscle and joint pain. Some may also have a rash and varying degrees of bleeding from different parts of the body (including the nose, mouth, gums, or skin bruising). Symptoms can vary from dengue fever (DF) to more severe dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF).
Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) – is a more severe condition, seen only in a small percentage of those infected. DHF is a typical disease characterized by three stages; febrile phase accompanied by severe persistent fever that usually lasts less than 7 days; The critical phase (plasma leak) lasting 1-2 days usually appears when the fever is reduced, leading to shock if not detected and treated early; The convalescent phase lasts 2-5 days with improved appetite, bradycardia (slow heart rate), convalescent rash (white spots in the red background), often accompanied by generalized pruritus (more severe in the palms and soles), and diuresis (increased output of urine).
Dengue shock syndrome (DSS) – shock syndrome is a serious complication of dengue infection and is associated with a high mortality rate. Acute dengue fever is caused by secondary infection with a different serotype of the virus. Increased vascular permeability, along with myocardial weakness and dehydration, contribute to shock, which leads to failure of many organs.