Dengue cases jump in June
At least 109 dengue patients were hospitalised in the first week of June alone, an alarming spike.
Seventeen dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours ending at 8:00am yesterday, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)
So far this year, 463 dengue patients were hospitalised.
Of them, 75 are still undergoing treatment and 388 have recovered.
Warning the city corporations of a major outbreak this year, experts suggested that the corporations take extensive measures immediately to control Aedes mosquitoes, the carrier of the virus.
Dhaka is at risk of a major dengue outbreak this year, according to a pre-monsoon survey of the DGHS conducted between March 23 and April 4.
The survey found three Dhaka South City Corporation wards to be at "high risk" and 10 at "medium risk" of an outbreak. Nine wards in Dhaka North City Corporation are at "medium risk".