178 more hospitalised with dengue

Staff Correspondent | Published: 14:36, Oct 18,2019 | Updated: 01:13, Oct 19,2019


At least 178 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours ending at 8:00am on Friday.

Of them, 57 were hospitalised in the capital and 121 in the districts, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

On Friday, 1,018 dengue patients were undergoing treatment at hospitals, including 419 in the capital and 599 in the districts.

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research said it received reports of 246 suspected dengue deaths this year so far.

This year’s dengue outbreak was unprecedented in Bangladesh with at least 93,177 patients hospitalised since January.

Dengue infections were initially confined to the capital, as had been the situation since the first infection in Bangladesh was reported in 2000.

But this year dengue infection spread outside the capital for the first time in the fourth week of July.

And just in one week, dengue infection spread over the whole country and its severity overtook the capital in the outlying districts.

Since early September, dengue hospitalisation has been in decline, yet about 2,000 people are getting hospitalised each week.

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