Dengue in Bangladesh: Seven out of 10 cases reported from Dhaka division

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Bangladeshi health officials reported 366 cases of dengue fever today, bringing the total cases nationwide to 56,496.

The death toll remains at 257.

The hardest hit section was Dhaka, accounting for 70.6% of cases and 60.4% of deaths. Dhaka, the largest city in Bangladesh, located in Dhaka District, reported 64.5% of the total number of cases.

Other affected divisions include Chattogram Division (13.2% of cases and 24.8% of deaths) and Khulna Division (5.5% of cases and 4.8% of deaths).

Currently, all eight departments in the country are reporting cases and deaths. This is the second largest outbreak since 2000, with the largest outbreak occurring in 2019.

According to the World Health OrganizationDengue cases this year are occurring in the context of rainfall of an extraordinary amount since June 2022, accompanied by high temperatures and high humidity which has resulted in an increase in the number of mosquitoes across Bangladesh.

Dengue fever was first recorded in the 1960s in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) and was known as “Dhaka fever”. construction Aedes aegypti Mosquito vectors and urban cycles have caused an outbreak of dengue fever in Bangladesh. The growth factor for dengue cases since 2010 appears to be related to regional precipitation patterns (May to September) and coincide with higher environmental temperatures. The climatic conditions in Bangladesh are becoming more suitable for transmission of dengue and other vector-borne diseases such as malaria and chikungunya due to heavy rains, waterlogging, floods, high temperature and unusual shifts in the traditional seasons for the country.

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