February 24, 2024

The Bangladeshi authorities have reported this Monday a brand new rise in dengue instances, with fourteen deaths within the final 24 hours and with figures that already exceed these of 2022, whereas hospitals throughout the nation start to expertise signs of collapse.

The nation’s well being authorities have indicated that with these final fourteen deaths there are already 327 fatalities because of dengue to this point within the yr 2023. The variety of instances till this Monday is 69,483, with one other 2,751 new ones registered within the final 24 hours.

With these figures, registered dengue episodes have risen sharply, since they already far exceed the variety of instances final yr –62,382–, along with deaths –281–, the best to this point since in 2000 Bangladesh began protecting information.

The present pattern exhibits that it might probably proceed to extend till October if the federal government’s poor response continues, in line with epidemiologists. For its half, the Ministry of Well being has urged native authorities to use the nationwide plan to get rid of Aedes mosquitoes, transmitters of the illness.