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Bangladesh has been hit by the worst dengue epidemic



Eight people have died since January and more than 13,600 patients have been diagnosed with mosquito fever so far this year, with 8 348 cases or more than half being in July – a sharp increase from 1820 in June and 184 the case in May this year, according to official figures.

"Since we started registering dengue cases, which is from 2000, this is the worst dengue outbreak we have seen in Bangladesh," said Ayesha Akhter, Assistant Director, Directorate-General for Health Services , he told CNN.

More than 50 districts across the country are affected, but Bangladesh's capital – Dhaka – home to more than 20 million people – is the most affected city in the country, Akter said, with some hospitals struggling to find a place for patients.

"We guarantee that all government and private hospitals have all the resources to deal with this outbreak. We have opened a special section at Dhaka Medical College Hospital for Dengue Patients, "Akter said.

A viral infection, dengue, causes flu-like symptoms, including headaches, muscle and joint pain, fever and rashes throughout the body. Out of millions of people infected with dengue worldwide each year, about 500,000 develop severe symptoms requiring hospitalization, and of these, about 1

2,500 die, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)

. WHO technical assistance in implementing mosquito control methods, according to a report released this week to help stimulate the spread of the disease across the country.
In addition, the health ministry says it has developed national treatment guidelines and aims to raise awareness of the disease through daily newspaper advertising, among other measures to tackle the spread of the disease.
  Relatives visit a dengue victim at Dhaka Hospital
August 20, 2002 RAITERS / Rafiqur Rahman

The sting of climate change

The outbreak in Bangladesh comes as Asian countries struggle with the alarming spread of diseases transmitted by measles, transmitted diseases e.g. dengue and malaria, with the latter raising concerns about a "potential global health situation."

Multidrug-resistant malaria strains have developed and are spreading in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, two studies published earlier this month. of the Lancet found. Researchers claim that these strains have made the widely used drug, dihydroartemisinin-piperquin (DHA-PPQ), ineffective, leading to high rates of treatment failure.
Meanwhile, the Philippines announced a national signal for dengue after a jump in cases this year. In the first six months of 2019, about 100,000 cases of dengue were reported and increased by 85% compared to the same period last year.
  Philippines announce national signal after 456 dengue deaths

While dengue is the most common tropical and subtropical climates such as Bangladesh, India and Brazil are raising concerns that it may spread to parts of the world that are usually unaffected by fast-growing disease, including the southern United States, inland Australia, and coastal areas of China and Japan. A recent study found that rising global temperatures caused by the climate crisis could see the female aedes aegypti dengue-carrying mosquito – along with other diseases such as chikungunya, yellow fever and zika – migrate those parts of the world.

"There is no specific treatment for dengue, but early detection and access to appropriate medical care lowers mortality rates below 1%," according to the WHO.

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