Dengue claims 2 more lives in Kushtia, Faridpur

Sep 10, 2019

Dengue claims 2 more lives in Kushtia, Faridpur

Dhaka (Bangladesh) September 10: At least two people have died of dengue in Kushti and Faridpur districts.
Both of them died on Tuesday.
In Kushtia, a housewife named Mina Khatun, 25, died under treatment at Bheramara Upazila Health Complex around 6am, Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr Nurul Amin confirmed to Dhaka Tribune.
Dharampur Union Parishad member Zakir Hossain said she was admitted to the hospital after being diagnosed with dengue on September 6.
Mina was the wife of Rayhan Ali from Kazihata village of Dharampur Union under Bheramara upazila.
Previously, another dengue patient- Josna Khatun- from Daulatpur upazila died at the Birdem General Hospital in Dhaka.
In the last 24 hours, 20 people have been admitted to various hospitals in Kushtia for dengue while 68 are currently undergoing treatment. So far, 805 dengue patients have been identified in the district.
In Faridpur, 50-year-old Siddique Hossain Miah died at Faridpur Medical College Hospital in the early hours of the morning.
The hospital's Director Dr Kamoda Prasad Saha confirmed the matter saying that he was admitted to the hospital after being diagnosed with dengue on September 9. However, he died after his condition deteriorated.
A total of eight people have died while under treatment in the Faridpur Medical College Hospital so far.
Dengue outbreak
As of September 9, a total of 716 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh. Among them, 300 patients were admitted in Dhaka and 416 in districts outside Dhaka.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne virus that spreads among humans through its carrier, the Aedes mosquito.
The Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Monday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country were 3,091.
A total of 60 people have died from dengue across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 9, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be at 143, so far.
As many as 1,522 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,569 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.
Since January 1 till September 9, a total of 77,230 people have been affected by dengue.
Among those admitted, a total of 73,942 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.
Source: Dhaka Tribune