Dengue Fever spread over 50 Districts in Bangladesh

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Dengue fever is spreading rapidly all over the districts of Bangladesh causing panic to everyone. Dengue has spread over 50 districts with 1,096 patients reported yesterday alone. That is the highest number of reported patients a single day according to DGHS. A few days ago the dengue was reported only from 17 districts and patients were in a very limited number. The day before yesterday five more districts came into the picture.

With the official data inconclusive 3 patients including a child had died from yesterday itself. So far according to reliable sources, at least 35 people have died from dengue. The government claims the deaths are 8 until now.

Brahmanbaria, Chattogram, Cumilla, Chandpur, Cox’s Bazar, Feni, Khagrachhari, Lakshmipur, Noakhali and Rangamati in Chattogram Division; Kishoreganj, Madaripur, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narayanganj, Narsingdi,Rajbari, Gazipur, Gopalganj, Shariatpur and Tangail in Dhaka division; Bagerhat, Chuadanga, Jashore, Jhenidah, Khulna, Kushtia and Satkhira in Khulna division; Bogura,Chapainawabganj, Naogaon, Natore, Pabna, Rajshahi and Sirajganj in Rajshahi division; Dinajpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Panchagarh, Rangpur and Thakurgaon in Rangpur division; Barishal, Bhola, Jhalakathi, Patuakhali and Pirojpur in Barishal division and Sylhet in Sylhet division.

With depleting, confidence over anti-mosquito measures taken by the City Corporations Schools in the capital have escalated the measures for mosquito prevention. Some residents even pay staffers to clean their surroundings regularly to prevent the breeding of mosquitos. As most of the measures taken failing some have chosen not to send their children to school.

There are an open drain and construction site which could most possibly be home for many dangerous mosquitoes like Aedes, which carries and spreads the dengue. The carelessness of the Corporation on this open construction building and drain is putting lives of 2300 students studying in nearby Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Government Boys’ High School.

The court asked the officials to monitor whether the hospitals are charging over fees for treatment. The court passed Suo-Moto order after Deputy Attorney General ABM Abdullah-Al Mahmud Bashar and Supreme Court lawyer Mustaque Ahmed Chowdhury told the court that the government had fixed specific fees for dengue tests.

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