dengue fever | The Daily Star
  • Dengue cases hit 18-yr high

    The number of recorded cases of dengue infection this year hit 9,531 yesterday, the highest in 18 years, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

  • Dengue fever in Bangladesh

    Dengue risk rising

    The graphs look chilling. A red line sharply shooting north, crossing a purple, a yellow, a blue and a green. “That's what dengue looks like this year,” said Dr Ayesha Akhter, in-charge of disease control room at the directorate of health, pointing to the red line representing the number of patients this year.

  • How to fight dengue

    A large part of Dhaka is again at risk of dengue outbreak. Since 2000, at least 270 people died of dengue; 40,028 got infected in the capital.

  • Dengue outbreak rings alarm

    Within 24 hours ending yesterday evening, 54 people have been hospitalised with dengue in Dhaka and experts said more people could be infected if measures were not taken immediately.

  • Mashrafe hospitalised with dengue fever

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza is admitted to Apollo Hospital in Dhaka being diagnosed with dengue fever.

  • Drones to catch mosquitoes, predict epidemics

    To prevent epidemics, American tech compnay Microsoft is developing autonomous drones that collect mosquitoes to look for early signs of potentially harmful viruses being spread by them.