Dengue cases are likely to start dropping from early November, said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Director (disease control) Professor Dr. Nazmul Islam on Thursday (October 20, 2022).
The year dengue infections have increased due to climate change and lack of awareness among people, he told the reporters at an event organized by National Malaria Eradication and Aedes Transmitted Diseases (ATDS) Control Programme at a city hotel.
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“Deaths from dengue are on the rise due to lack of timely treatment and negligence,” he said.
He also said the hospital authorities have taken all necessary measures to provide treatment to the increasing number of dengue patients. “Deaths from dengue can be reduced significantly if patients consult with doctors in time.”
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With seven more deaths from dengue confirmed on Wednesday (October 19, 2022), the official death toll from the disease rose to 106 this year - the second-highest on record after the 179 deaths recorded in 2019. So far, the total number of Dengue cases in Bangladesh in 2022 stood at 27,802.