Aedes mosquito-borne disease dengue is increasing in the country. Along with that, death is also increasing. Two people died of dengue in Chittagong on Thursday. In all, 48 people died of dengue this year.
In this context, if the spread of Aedes mosquito is not prevented, the dengue outbreak may increase, experts are expressing fear.
Kabirul Bashar, professor and entomologist of Jahangirnagar University’s Department of Zoology, said that intermittent rains accumulate clear water, which is helpful for the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes. The situation will remain alarming for at least another month. He said, whatever is said, citizens, city corporation and administration are not aware about this. We talk when dengue starts. But effective measures are not taken to prevent the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes. He said, everyone knows that Aedes mosquitoes breed in clear and closed water. But there is no preparation in advance.
According to the notification of the Ministry of Health, 437 people were admitted to the hospital with dengue in the 24 hours till 8 am yesterday. The previous day on Wednesday this number was 431. In all, the number of dengue patients admitted to different hospitals in the country has increased to 1 thousand 529. Among them, 1 thousand 183 people are receiving treatment in 50 public and private hospitals of Dhaka. 346 people are admitted in different hospitals outside Dhaka. Among the new patients, 306 people are receiving treatment in different hospitals in Dhaka. 131 people are receiving treatment outside Dhaka.
According to the information of the Department of Health, from January 1 to September 22 this year, 12 thousand 875 people were admitted to the hospital due to dengue. 11 thousand 298 people have recovered and left the hospital.
This year, in the month of September, the maximum number of 6,694 people were admitted to the hospital due to dengue. Apart from this, 3 thousand 521 people were admitted in August and 1 thousand 571 people were admitted in July. 126 patients in January, 20 patients in February, 20 patients in March, 23 patients in April, 163 patients in May and 737 patients in June.
According to the Chittagong Bureau, yesterday, two women died of dengue while undergoing treatment at the Chittagong Medical College (CHMEC) Hospital and the private Evercare Hospital. They are Khursida Begum, a resident of Pahartali, and Dilara Begum Reshmi of Bandar Thana area. Shiuli Rani died under treatment at Chamek Hospital on Wednesday. 12 people were infected with dengue in Chittagong in 24 hours till 8 am yesterday.
Chittagong civil surgeon Dr. Mohammad Ilyach Chowdhury told Samakal that various measures are being taken to prevent dengue outbreak. However, it is important to raise awareness.