Dengue Fever In Bangladesh

Dengue Fever is a kind of fatal disease caused by the biting of Aedes mosquitoes. It was first detected in Bangladesh in 1966. It is a virus-infested disease. There are four stereotypes of dengue virus, such as DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, DEN-4.DEN-2 and DEN-3 are more serious. Dengue is one of the prime re-emerging diseases of Bangladesh. Aedes mosquitoes carry the virus of dengue fever. It breeds in small pots, jars, dumps, and discarded plastic containers and tyros. There are two types of dengue fever. There are classical dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever. Dengue Hemorrhagic fever is fatal and it causes death with bleeding. Dengue virus is originated from Africa. Now it is epidemic in most tropical countries of Asia like India, Myanmar, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. It transmits the virus when it sucks human blood. Its symptoms on the patient become clear in four to six days. Dengue fever was first observed in Bangladesh in 2000, claimed 93 deaths in that year. After 3 years the deaths have gradually decreased to almost zero. However, it struck again in 2018 killed 26 and affected 10,148 people. The previous highest of affected people prior to 2018 was 6,232 in 2002. At least 164 people died of Dengue fever across Bangladesh last year (2019). The reported dengue cases reached 101,354 last year.

Aedes mosquitoes breed stagnant but clear water of various pots. It lives on blood and aedes female mosquitoes cannot breed without blood. There is no antidote of dengue virus. With an apprehension of severe outbreak of dengue fever, people can be made aware of dengue. It will be easier to prevent the disease.