Dhaka, Bangladesh
Four more die, 1200 infected

Dengue still a dread

Four more die, 1200 infected

Four more people died while 1200 others were infected with dengue during the latest 24 hours in the current outbreak of the mosquito-

borne viral disease.

The deaths were reported from Dhaka, Laxmipur and Khulna while the patients from across the country since Monday night.

In Dhaka, an eight-year-old girl died of dengue fever at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday morning, said Prof Dr Uttam Kumar Barua, director of the hospital.

Deceased Samia, 8, was admitted to the hospital on August 10 and passed away around 6:00am Tuesday, the director said.

Another patient, Md Billal, 40, died around 4:00am at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. He was undergoing treatment for dengue, according to hospital sources.

In Laxmipur, Parash, 4, son of Kamruzzaman of Daspara area in Kamalnagar upazila of the district, died of dengue last night while he was being taken to Noakhali General Hospital.
Dr Morshed Alam Hiru, a child specialist at Laxmipur Sadar Hospital, said he suggested the guardians to shift Parash to Noakhali General Hospital. “He died around 10:00pm while being taken there,” he said.

In Khulna, a man died of dengue at Khulna Medical College Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Rasel, 32, a resident of Gopalganj, UNB reports quoting doctors.

Khulna Civil Surgeon Abdur Razzak said Rasel was hospitalised with dengue two days ago.
But government authorities concerned insist that there has been no dengue-related death in the district so far this year.

On August 4, a 70-year-old woman and a schoolboy died of dengue in Khulna.
At least 2,093 new patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till Monday morning.

Since January, 43,271 people had been admitted to hospitals, according to the Directorate General of Health Services. Of them, 35,225 had made full recovery. Currently, more than 8,000 patients, including children, are being treated at hospitals.

The government has so far confirmed the death of 40 people from dengue although the unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher.

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