Dengue cases top 60,000 in Bangladesh in 2022
news desk Laugh
For the second time since the Bangladesh government began keeping dengue records in 2000, the country has surpassed the number of dengue cases of 60,000 nationally.
According to the data published by the Directorate General of Health Services of Bangladesh (DGHS) today, the cumulative number of cases reached 60,078 in 2022.
There have been 266 dengue-related deaths reported so far, the most reported in a single year.
Currently, all eight departments in the country are reporting cases and deaths.
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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.