Dengue fever: 27 patients hospitalised in 24 hours

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At least 27 dengue patients were hospitalised in different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am today which is showing an alarming trend of rising dengue cases.

With the 27 new cases, only one is outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the new cases, the total number of dengue patients rose to 835.

Among the patients, 113 are still undergoing treatment of which five outside Dhaka.

A total of 721 patients so far have been released from hospitals and one patient has died so far.

Warning the city corporations of a major outbreak of dengue virus this year compared to the last couple of years, experts suggested the corporations take extensive measures immediately to control the Aedes mosquitoes.

Dhaka is at risk of a major dengue outbreak this year compared to the last couple of years, as clear, stagnant water, the breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes, at under-construction buildings is abundant this time around.

The scenario came to light after the DGHS conducted a pre-monsoon survey between March 23 and April 4.

Experts asked authorities concerned to take immediate steps to address the matter.


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