Every hour, on common two sufferers affected by dengue have been admitted to numerous hospitals each within the capital and neighbouring districts, elevating the variety of dengue sufferers to 1,699 final month. According to knowledge offered by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) management room, in May at the least 193 dengue sufferers had been admitted to numerous hospitals within the metropolis. The quantity elevated to 1,699 in June. Three of them died.
From January 1 to June 30, at the least 2,277 dengue sufferers had been admitted to hospitals, of them 2,015 had been launched after receiving remedy. Currently, 262 are present process remedy in varied hospitals within the metropolis, the info stated. In June 2018, in all 295 sufferers had been admitted, whereas in June this yr the quantity elevated to 1,699. “The rise within the quantity is as a result of pre-monsoon
rain,” Dr Ayesha Akhter, in-charge of the illness management
room on the Directorate of Health, advised The Independent.
“We have acquired experiences that the variety of dengue
sufferers in numerous hospitals has gone up in comparison with final yr. There are some new hospitals which additionally acquired dengue-affected sufferers,” she stated.
She added: “There are three varieties of dengue – dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS).”
Experts say the signs of dengue fever embody excessive fever with at the least two of the issues: headache, ache behind eyes, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands, joint or muscle ache and rash.
They say disease-resistance amongst kids is low and that’s the reason they fall in poor health inside a short while. “If we are able to’t guarantee remedy in time, affected kids might face the chance of dying,” considered one of them stated.
In 2014, 375 dengue sufferers had been hospitalised, whereas the variety of dengue sufferers elevated considerably to three,162 in 2015. The variety of sufferers doubled to six,060 in 2016, whereas the variety of sufferers was right down to 2,769 in 2017. In 2018, the variety of dengue sufferers elevated to 10,148, based on DGHS knowledge.
Doctors stated the primary dengue fever assault weakens the human immune system. So, it takes a very long time to get better if dengue strikes a second time.
They warned that if metropolis dwellers should not alert and don’t take preventive measures, they might be down with dengue fever.
Incidence of dengue has grown dramatically all over the world in current many years. An estimated 3.9 billion individuals in 128 international locations are on the danger of dengue an infection, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Globally, the variety of instances reported elevated from 2.2 million in 2010 to three.34 million in 2016.
Severe dengue was first recognised within the 1950s throughout dengue epidemics within the Philippines and Thailand. However, the instances of dengue had been detected in Bangladesh in 2000; as of now, greater than 49,000 individuals suffered from the fever, with about 316 deaths reported.
Most of the sufferers had been from Dhaka or its neighbouring districts they usually took remedy in hospitals and clinics within the capital, based on the DG well being.
However, to forestall dengue, WHO suggests to make use of mosquito repellents, put on long-sleeve shirts, lengthy pants, use mosquito nets and see a physician instantly.
Health specialists urged individuals to not panic over the present rise in incidence of dengue fever. People ought to maintain their houses clear and eliminate pointless containers in order that mosquitoes can’t breed in there, they stated.
Professor Dr ABM Abdullah, former dean of the medication division of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, advised the media lately: “The variety of dengue sufferers has been growing. However, personal clinics are receiving extra sufferers than the hospitals.”
He stated if anybody is down with fever, he/she should remember the fact that it might be dengue. “If anybody has excessive fever with at the least two of the next – headache, ache behind eyes, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands, joint or muscle pains, or rash – he could also be affected by dengue hemorrhagic fever. If anybody has fever for 4 to 5 days, he should seek the advice of a doctor.”
When contacted, Abul Kalam Azad, director common of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), advised The Independent that though the variety of individuals affected by dengue fever had elevated a little bit within the metropolis this time in comparison with the earlier years, the scenario continues to be below management and folks mustn’t panic.
“We’ve taken measures to fight the Aedes mosquitoes and dengue,” he added.
Emphasising the necessity to maintain houses and adjoining areas clear and dry, he stated such mosquitoes breed in stagnant water typically discovered round our houses. They breed in cans, buckets, discarded tyres and different kinds of containers holding stagnant water. “We must take away such issues and maintain our locations clear.