One new dengue case was reported in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Thursday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Besides, two dengue patients are now being treated at a hospital, according to a daily update from DGHS, reports UNB.

Since the beginning of this year, 301 dengue cases were reported and of them 299 patients have been discharged.

Bangladesh experienced a massive dengue outbreak last year when 101,354 people were hospitalised. Of them, 101,037 made full recovery.

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According to official figures, the mosquito-borne disease killed 179 people in 2019.

Anti-mosquito drive is being conducted from 10 May in the capital.

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) operated eight mobile courts on Tuesday as part of its anti-mosquito drive to destroy the breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes, responsible for dengue and Chikungunya.

As the country struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus, a dengue outbreak at this time will be devastating and would pose a serious challenge to the country’s health care system.

DNCC has also launched free dengue tests from 11 May.

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