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Bangladesh: Dengue cases eclipse 22,000

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The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka, Bangladesh report an additional 1,589 dengue fever cases and eight deaths today, bringing the total cases and deaths for 2023 to 22,467 and 114, respectively.

Of the 1589 cases reported today, 847, or 53 percent were reported in the capital city of Dhaka. Dengue is a disease caused by a virus spread through mosquito bites. The disease can take up to 2 weeks to develop with illness generally lasting less than a week.

Health effects from dengue include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle and joint pain, and minor bleeding.

Dengue can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue is a medical emergency, usually requiring hospitalization.

In severe cases, health effects can include hemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (seriously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.

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