One dengue patient dies, 294 hospitalized in 24 hrs
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One dengue patient died while 294 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country during the past 24 hours (till Saturday 8am).
"As many as 244 dengue patients were hospitalized in Dhaka city and 50 patients were admitted to hospital outside Dhaka during the past 24 hours," a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
"A total of 32 people died from dengue disease between January 1 and September 10. The first death from dengue was reported on June 21, this year," the daily statement of the DGHS said.
With the new cases, the total number of dengue patients this year rose
to 8,390 while some 7,335 patients were released from the hospitals.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that occurs in tropical and
subtropical areas of the world. Outbreak of the disease is usually seasonal, peaking during and after rainy seasons.
The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies dengue as one of the top 10 threats to public health.
Source - Daily Sun