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Dengue outbreak in Rohingya camp, 22 people died

Dengue outbreak in Rohingya camp, 22 people died
Dengue outbreak in Rohingya camp, 22 people died

Dengue outbreak is increasing day by day in Cox’s Bazar. Rohingya camps also have a terrible dengue situation. Out of 12 thousand 246 patients affected in the district in the last 1 year, 11 thousand 658 are Rohingya. And out of 23 people who died due to this disease, 22 are Rohingya. Remaining 1 local. This information was confirmed by Dr. Cox’s Bazar Civil Surgeon. Mahbubur Rahman.

Abdur Rahman, a resident of Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhia, said his wife and child had been suffering from fever for several days. First treatment was given in the camp hospital. Later sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. His wife and children are not well with dengue.

Hafizur Rahman, a resident of Lambashia Camp, East Block D/8, said, ‘I have been in the hospital for 4 days with my little boy. Even though the fever has come down a little, my son has not fully recovered. I am afraid of him.’

Locals are also in panic about dengue outbreak. Akhter Kamal, Councilor of Ward No. 1 of Cox’s Bazar Municipality, said, ‘About 40 thousand people in my area are in fear of dengue. Even many families are hospitalized with dengue fever.’

Mobareka Begum of Cox’s Bazar Samiti Para said, ‘My 8-year-old son Farhad Hossain has been suffering from dengue fever and is under treatment in the hospital for the past 4 days. Now the situation has improved a little.’

According to the information provided by Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, 52 people are admitted in a day in the 250-bed Sadar Hospital of Cox’s Bazar. There are 3 people in the ICO. 5 people died including school students in last one month.

Doctor of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. Muhammad Ashiqur Rahman said that the number of dengue fever patients in September is more than other months in Sadar Hospital. Dengue treatment services are being provided as per national guidelines. Everyone should be careful to avoid this viral disease by destroying mosquito breeding places and various preventive measures including mosquito nets.

Dr. Civil Surgeon of Cox’s Bazar. Mahbubur Rahman said that dengue outbreak is increasing in Cox’s Bazar. During monsoons, water accumulates in various plastic wastes including packets of chips. And this packet has become a breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes.

He also said that along with treatment to prevent dengue, awareness campaign is going on among locals and Rohingyas. Dengue treatment services have been ensured in every camp of Ukhia-Teknaf. NGOs-INGOs are working along with the government. Prevention is given more importance than treatment.

To prevent dengue, this medical officer advises not to throw plastic waste anywhere, keep the surroundings of the house clean and use mosquito nets while sleeping at night.

Doctors said that dengue disease first appeared in Bangladesh in 1964. However, the rate of infection in Bangladesh was very low compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. Then in 2002-03 and again in 2017 dengue disease appeared in Bangladesh.

According to the Department of Health, 2,769 patients were infected with dengue in 2017. The following year, that number nearly quadrupled to 10,148. And the next year, that is, in 2019, that number increased tenfold to 1 lakh 1 thousand 354 people. Out of which 179 people lost their lives.


The article is in Bengali

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