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[Ambassador report] Dengue- an epidemic at Dhaka

by Abul Bashar Rahman | 01-09-2019 03:28 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

A record 56,379 people have been infected with the mosquito-borne disease so far this year, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Of them, 6,470 are currently under treatment in hospitals across the country.

A total of 1,572 new patients -- 750 in Dhaka and the rest outside -- were admitted to different hospitals in 24 hours until 8:00 am yesterday, according to the DGHS. 

[News collected from the Daily Star]

Aedes mosquito has been one of the most dangerous and man-hunting animals here in the local town of Dhaka as we speak. Breeding in the clean damped water, these mosquito is the prime reason for the dengue epidemic. Locals are spraying mosquito repellents in their respective areas; cleaning their localities by destroying possible mosquito breeding grounds and sources; monitoring activities of under-construction buildings; and running awareness programs.

But is that enough?

They are also collecting and destroying unnecessary containers -- such as plastic jars, bottles, cans, tires, and buckets -- that can store stagnant water in which Aedes mosquitoes can lay eggs.

It is our very own responsibility to ensure that stagnant water isn't available and that we are very careful about dengue at our level to fully ensure the safety of our family and that of our local community

References: https://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/news/dengue-outbreak-dhaka-dwellers-join-the-fight-1788127

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  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thank you for your report about Dengue- an epidemic at Dhaka
    Warm regards,
    Alok Dhakal
    Posted 07-09-2019 13:51

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey Abul!

    I was unaware that there wasn't a and epidemic occurring with mosquitoes being the carrier of the disease. I totally agree that many items that you mentioned should be sanitized so as to remove any infectious constituents from the mosquitoes like their eggs. I also believe like you have mentioned that it is also wants responsibility to ensure that their health is carefully monitored in order to reduce the spread of this disease.

    Thank you so much for informing us about this I was unaware about this before but now you have kept us informed and I'm very thankful for that.

    Posted 02-09-2019 02:12

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Abul

    Thank you for your report on mosquito-borne diseases. This suggests how contaminating environments can harm human health after all. We should not only focus on finding vaccinations for this diseases, but fundamentally make the river clean and safe again.

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 01-09-2019 22:46

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hello Abul,
    Thanks for your report about Dengue which has spread an epidemic in Dhaka. Recently Nepal also facing this epidemic not only in Terai belt but on a whole nation. Many people are losing their life due to this epidemic.
    Hope this will end soon, let's aware people to use sanitary methods, organize cleanliness campaign across our homeland.
    Green Cheers from Nepal.
    Keep writing such a realistic reports,

    Sandhya Adhikari
    Posted 01-09-2019 15:48

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Abul

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Dengue- an epidemic at Dhaka. It has also been seen in the terai belt of Nepal

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 01-09-2019 15:27

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