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| Last Updated:08/04/2021

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Dengue outbreak Bangladesh

 Dengue outbreak Bangladesh:

Officials said at least 40 people was died in Bangladesh's due to outbreak of dengue and over burdened hospitals are struggling to treat the thousands of patients.


Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne viral infection dengue usually occur in the South Asian nation during the monsoon season between June and September, but this year the disease has reached epidemic proportions. More than 44,000 people have been admitted in hospitals with the illness since January, including some 2,100 on Monday alone, said health ministry official. They have confirmed 40 dengue-related casualties so far to Monday.


The country's health minister said the outbreak was "gradually reducing" while inaugurating an emergency dengue ward at a public hospital in Dhaka this week. For the first time on record, holidays for all public health workers have been cancelled to help respond to the crisis, said health ministry director general.