WORLD Bangladesh dengue fever death toll tops 100

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Bangladesh dengue fever death toll tops 100

Xinhua

20:18, October 21, 2019

DHAKA, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 104 people have died of Dengue fever across Bangladesh so far this year, health department figures showed Monday.

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Dengue patients receive treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka. (Photo: VCG)

According to the latest figure reported by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health, the deaths included two in April, six in June, 35 in July, 57 in August and four last month.

DGHS said after reviewing 166 deaths, the government's Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) confirmed 104 dengue deaths so far.

According to DGHS, 5,637 more dengue cases were recorded so far this month after 16,856 in September and 52,636 in August.

Based on the latest DGHS statistics, it seemed that dengue fever cases were on a downward trend in the country this month.

A total of 217 dengue fever case were reported in the 24 hours till 8:00 a.m. local time Monday, the DGHS data showed.

The mosquito-borne Dengue fever took an alarming turn in Bangladesh with a total of 93,807 cases from Jan. 1 to Oct. 21 as compared to 10,148 cases and 26 deaths in the country last year.

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