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Deadliest year for dengue fever in Bangladesh as cases explode in Dhaka


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Dengue season usually begins with June’s monsoon rains in Dhaka. An unavoidable fact of life, it proves deadly to a handful of unfortunate victims but by September it has mostly disappeared from the Bangladeshi capital.

But this year the disease has seen more than a tripling of numbers of recorded cases in the city – alongside a lengthening of its season.

And the explosion is being reported in other countries too. Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease, has been spreading rapidly in the past few years.

By mid-October, almost 7,450 cases of dengue had been reported in Bangladesh and 17 deaths (pdf), making it the deadliest year since the first recorded epidemic in 2000.

read more: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/nov/21/deadliest-year-for-dengue-fever-in-bangladesh-as-cases-explode-in-dhaka

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