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Bangladesh's Dengue Epidemic Records Worst Day Ever

August 28, 2023 • 5:56 am CDT
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According to media reports, the Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh accelerated in August 2023.

The Dhaka Tribune reported on August 26, 2023, that Bangladesh had its worst day ever for Dengue, with nine deaths and 1,960 hospitalized in a day.

This news increases Bangladesh's total number of dengue-related deaths to 537 in 2023.

Dengue is endemic in Bangladesh, resulting in high morbidity and mortality. 

The World Health Organization says Dengue is the fastest-spreading mosquito-borne infectious disease and has emerged as a global public health problem. 

As of August 28, 2023, two approved and various Dengue vaccine candidates are in development.

In addition to the ongoing Dengue outbreak, the U.S. CDC suggests various travel vaccines before visiting Bangladesh in 2023.

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