In Bangladesh there is an ongoing dengue epidemic: over 52,000 cases registered to date and 230 deaths.
This was announced by the World Health Organization. The disease is endemic in the country, but this year there has been an explosion of cases due to abnormal rains that have fallen since June, accompanied by high temperatures and high humidity. This has led to an increase in mosquitoes which are the vector that transmits the infection.
“Furthermore- emphasizes thewho – many people keep water in containers such as buckets and pots in their homes, allowing mosquitoes to reproduce easily in these artificial collections of water”. More than 70% of the infections are concentrated in the district of the capital Dhaka, where six Covid hospitals are been repurposed for dengue case management.
At present, WHO does not recommend restrictions on travel to and from Bangladesh.