Preventing dengue does not depend solely upon the activities of city authorities.
As many as 89 dengue patients died last week alone. Meanwhile, at least 20,155 dengue cases were reported during this time. Of this, 14,436 patients are from outside Dhaka, while the rest 5,719 patients are from the capital.
Health experts had termed August the deadliest month in terms of dengue cases and fatalities. But the numbers have climbed even higher this month.
Asrafullah Jamal, a dengue patient being treated at the capital’s Kurmitola General Hospital, had a difficult time bidding farewell to his son, Kazem Ashraf.
At a time when the country is already grappling with a record outbreak of dengue fever, the current active monsoon conditions may contribute to the further spread of the mosquito-borne disease this month, say experts.
Many countries including Singapore, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Brazil are opting for the Wolbachia method for dengue control.
Almost 35 percent of the people who died from dengue are aged between 21 and 40 years, according to the health directorate data.
Maya Akter Sumi was surprised to notice blood trickling down the nose of her five-year-old daughter Israt Jahan Fatema on July 31.