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No dengue case reported in 24 hrs

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No dengue case reported in 24 hrs

No new dengue case  was reported in the last 24 hours until 8am on Wednesday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Two dengue patients are currently being treated at hospitals, according to a daily update from DGHS.

The health authorities reported 307 dengue cases since the beginning of this year. Of them, 305 patients have been discharged from hospitals.

The country had a massive dengue outbreak last year when 101,354 people were hospitalised. Of them, 101,037 made full recovery.

According to official figures, the mosquito-borne disease killed 179 people last year.

Anti-mosquito drive is being conducted from May 10 in the capital. Since then, the mobile court led by DNCC fined Tk 426,300 to different house owners till Tuesday.

The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives on May 14 allocated Tk 30.63 crore for the city corporations and the municipalities to fight coronavirus and dengue.

DNCC has also started free dengue tests from May 11.

Experts warned that the capital city may witness even a worse outbreak of dengue this year as the presence of aedes mosquitoes is very high in the early days of spring.

Two recent surveys – one by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and another by a team of researchers from Jahangirnagar University – found aedes mosquito larvae at an alarming level at different wards of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).

The Breteau Index of aedes mosquito was 20-30 points at many wards of the two city corporations, which is very alarming.

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