Dengue claims life of woman in Khulna

United News of Bangladesh . Khulna | Published: 12:02, Sep 11,2019


A woman who was being diagnosed with mosquito-borne disease dengue died at Khulna Medical College Hospital on Tuesday night.

The deceased was identified as Rahima Begum, 50, wife of Rafiqul Islam of village Azrail in Tala of Satkhira.

KMCH resident medical officer Sailendranath Biswas said Rahima was hospitalised on Monday with dengue. She died around 11:30pm.

So far, 11 people have died of dengue in the district.

Bangladesh has been fighting an uphill battle against the mosquito-borne disease this year. Since January, 77,983 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 74,714 made full recovery.

During this period, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research received information about 197 dengue-related deaths. So far, it has reviewed 101 cases and confirmed 60 dengue deaths.

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