a Global Health Organization Indicates that from January 1 to August 7, 2023, the health authorities in Bangladesh It has reported a total of 69,483 cases dengue fever confirmed in the laboratory.
Reports from Bangladesh also report 327 dengue-related deaths, with a fatality rate (CFR) of 0.47%. Of these patients, 63% and 62% deaths were reported in July 2023. Although dengue is endemic in Bangladesh, the current dengue outbreak is unusual in terms of seasonality and early sharp increase compared to previous years where the wave began. At the end of June.
The case fatality rate so far this year is relatively high compared to previous years for the whole year period. A pre-monsoon study showed that mosquito density and the number of potential hotspots are at a five-year high.
The increased incidence of dengue is occurring on the back of an unusually high amount of occasional rain, combined with high temperatures and high humidity, which has led to an increase in the mosquito population in Bangladesh.
Dengue fever is a disease caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. The most common symptoms are fever (which can last 2 to 7 days); headache; Muscle and joint pain. Pain around or behind the eyes. vomiting. Red spots on the skin and bleeding.
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