Dengue Infection: Hospitals see rise in patients
Dengue infections keep rising as 194 more people with dengue fever were hospitalised in the country in 24 hours ending at 8:00am yesterday, the highest in a single day this year.
With them, the number of patients diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease stood at 2,292, said the Directorate General of Health Services.
Of yesterday's figure, 67 were from outside Dhaka.
The DGHS data shows that 1,726 people were diagnosed with dengue this month alone, which indicates a fast-rising trend of the disease.
Last year, the number of dengue cases was 1,405 and seven people died from the infections.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam yesterday urged city dwellers to clean their houses and yards to prevent breeding of the Aedes mosquitoes, responsible for dengue and chikungunya.
"We have to control Aedes mosquitoes by conducting cleaning activities at our houses on a regular basis," he said while addressing an awareness campaign and visiting a combing operation as the chief guest at Moghbazar level crossing.
He said everyone will have to be aware so that water cannot remain stagnant for more than three days in any kind of pots, coconut shells, flower pots, rooftop or any other places.
The mayor said they have been conducting a 10-day combing operation to kill mosquito larvae in all 54 wards of DNCC as well as an awareness campaign since July 27.
Meanwhile, DNCC mobile courts fined 36 people and establishments Tk 4.42 lakh after finding Aedes mosquito larvae in homes, under-construction buildings, and other places.
The courts also conducted awareness campaigns on dengue and urged people to follow health safety guidelines to keep them safe from being infected with coronavirus.
In another drive, mobile courts of Dhaka South City Corporation fined the owners of 15 under-construction buildings Tk 1.18 lakh after finding mosquito larvae there.