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    DSCC launches healthcare service for dengue patients

    Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) launches a healthcare service for the people affected by dengue and chikungunya in the city’s different areas.

  • How to prevent dengue fever

    Control mosquito, prevent dengue

    The High Court yesterday directed the two Dhaka city corporations to take effective steps to prevent the mosquito menace in the capital, and thus control the alarming spread of dengue fever.

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    Dengue takes alarming turn

    The dengue situation in the country is getting worse this year as the number of infected people has more than doubled since last month, compared with the same period last year.

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    Dengue threat looms over city

    A large part of Dhaka South City Corporation is at risk of a dengue outbreak as the carrier of the virus, Aedes mosquito, is present at over one-third of the houses and other structures in that zone, a survey has found.

  • Chikungunya Outbreak: Authorities failed to act timely, promptly

    The number of chikungunya cases continues to increase with city dwellers blaming the authorities' failure to take timely and preventive actions for the outbreak of the disease.

  • HC wants to know steps to prevent Chikungunya

    The High Court yesterday issued a rule asking the government to explain in three weeks why it should not be directed

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    City stung by chikungunya

    As many as 566 people in the capital have been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease, according to findings by the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research which conducted laboratory tests on patients from mid-April till the first week of July.

  • Murphy's Brother-in-Law

    The red marks on my three month old's face are definitely not mosquito bites. And mosquitoes are something we are REALLY scared of.

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    Fighting mosquito menace

    The health and family welfare ministry in association with the two Dhaka city corporations organised a 'symbolic' awareness campaign on Saturday

  • Tips on how to prevent mosquito bites​

    In addition to unpleasant itching and scratching, days after they can also cause some more serious problems, spreading diseases such as chikungunya, dengue and Zika. Here we've put together some top tips on steps you can take to avoid being bitten.

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    Facts behind Zika virus alarm

    Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has since spread to many countries in the Americas.

  • Zika, Brazil

    Brazil to fight Zika by sterilizing mosquitoes with gamma rays

    Brazil is planning to fight the Zika virus by zapping millions of male mosquitoes with gamma rays to sterilize them and stop the spread of the virus linked to thousands of birth defects.

  • Low Zika risk for Bangladesh

    Risk of Zika virus infection in Bangladesh is low as the countries affected by the mosquito-borne disease are far away, an expert said here yesterday.