Dengue claims life of yet another woman

Prothom Alo Englihs Desk | Update:

A woman hold her child as they wait to consult with a doctor in the out-patient wing of the Government Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on 6 September 2019, as patients flooded hospitals in Telangana with cases of dengue fever. This photo has been used symbolically with this report. Photo: AFPA woman, diagnosed with mosquito-borne disease dengue, died at the Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Tuesday night, reports UNB.

The deceased was named as Rahima Begum, 50, of Azrail village in Tala upazila of Satkhira.

Sailendranath Biswas, resident medical officer of KMCH, said Rahima was hospitalised on Monday with dengue. She died around 11:30pm.

So far, 11 people have died of dengue in the district.

Bangladesh has been fighting an uphill battle against the mosquito-borne disease this year. Since January, 77,983 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 74,714 made full recovery.

During this period, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received information about 197 dengue-related deaths. So far, it has reviewed 101 cases and confirmed 60 dengue deaths.

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