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Bangladesh’s Devastating Dengue Fever Outbreak: Death Toll Surpasses 1,000 in 2023

The loss of life from Bangladesh‘s most horrendously awful dengue episode on record has topped 1,000 this year, official information showed, with emergency clinics battling to account for patients as the sickness spreads quickly in the thickly populated country.

Bangladesh Dengue fever out break; death toll crosses 1000
Bangladesh Dengue fever out break; death toll crosses 1000

At least 1,017 individuals have kicked the bucket such a long ways in 2023 and almost 209,000 contaminated, the information showed, making this the deadliest year starting from the first kept pestilence in 2000.

The Current loss of life is almost multiple times more than the entire of last year, when Bangladesh recorded 281 dengue-related passings.

Emergency clinics are battling to find space for the huge number of patients experiencing high fever, joint agony, and regurgitation while there is a lack of intravenous liquids, wellbeing authorities said.

Dengue fever kills more than 1000 people in Bangladesh.
Dengue fever kills more than 1000 people in Bangladesh

The clinic’s head, who goes by the single name Niatuzzaman, said that in spite of the fact that patients from Dhaka have diminished as of late, the quantity of individuals being conceded from rural regions of the nation has expanded, considering it a “concerning” sign.

There is no immunization or medication that explicitly treats dengue, which is normal in South Asia during the June-to-September rainstorm season, as the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads the sickness, flourishes in stale water.


Entomologists and disease transmission experts say increasing temperatures and longer storm seasons are giving ideal rearing circumstances to mosquitoes.

The flood in cases has provoked the public authority to move forward its enemy of dengue crusade, from bringing issues to light to endeavors to kill mosquito hatchlings following a spell of downpours, authorities said.

Be that as it may, an absence of legitimate counteraction measures has permitted the dengue-conveying mosquito to spread all over Bangladesh, said Kabirul Bashar, an entomologist and zoology teacher at Jahangirnagar College.

“From 2000 to 2018, dengue is just occurring in Dhaka city, yet in 2019, it’s moved into various urban communities. This year it is moved into the provincial regions too.”

Famous Bangladeshi doctor ABM Abdullah let Reuters know that early location and admittance to appropriate clinical consideration can diminish passings to less than 1% of victims.


Many individuals experience no signs or symptoms of dengue disease.

At the point when side effects do happen, they might be confused with different ailments—like influenza—and generally start four to 10 days after you are nibbled by a contaminated mosquito.

Dengue fever causes a high fever of 104 °F (40 °C) and any of the accompanying signs and side effects:

  • Migraine[Headache]
  • Muscle, bone or joint torment
  • Queasiness Vomiting
  • Torment behind the eyes
  • Enlarged organs Rash.

A great many people recuperate in the span of a week or somewhere in the vicinity. At times, side effects deteriorate and can become hazardous. This is called serious dengue, dengue hemorrhagic fever, or dengue shock disorder.

Serious dengue happens when your veins become damaged and cracked. Furthermore, the quantity of clump-shaping cells (platelets) in your circulation system drops. This can prompt shock, inward dying, organ disappointment, and even demise.

Cautioning indications of extreme dengue fever, which is a hazardous crisis, can grow rapidly. The admonition signs generally start a little while after your fever disappears and may include:

Serious stomach torment
Relentless vomiting
Draining from your gums or nose
Blood in your pee, stools or regurgitation
Draining under the skin, which could look like swelling
Troublesome or fast relaxing
Touchiness or anxiety


Past disease with DENV expands the gamble of the singular, creating serious dengue.

Urbanization (particularly impromptu) is related to dengue transmission through various social and ecological variables: population thickness, human portability, access to dependable water sources, water capacity practice, and so forth.

The local area’s dangers to dengue likewise rely on the populace’s information, mentality, and practice towards dengue, as well as the execution of routine, reasonable vector control exercises locally.

Thusly, sickness dangers might change and move with environmental change in tropical and subtropical regions, and vectors could adjust to the new climate and environment.


Dengue fever is brought about by any of four kinds of dengue infections. You can’t get dengue fever from being around a contaminated individual. All things considered, dengue fever is spread through mosquito chomps.

The two kinds of mosquitoes that most frequently spread dengue infections are normal both in and around human lodgings. At the point when a mosquito chomps on an individual contaminated with a dengue infection, the infection enters the mosquito. Then, at that point, when the tainted mosquito nibbles someone else, the infection enters that individual’s circulatory system and causes contamination.

After you’ve recovered from dengue fever, you have long-term insusceptibility to the kind of infection that tainted you—yet not to the next three dengue fever infection types. This implies you can be tainted again later on by one of the other three infection types. Your gamble of creating extreme dengue fever increments in the event that you get dengue fever a second, third, or fourth time.



Dengue fever vaccine
Dengue fever vaccine

In regions where dengue fever is normal, one dengue fever immunization (Dengvaxia) is recommended for individuals ages 9 to 45 who have previously had dengue fever no less than once. The immunization is given in three portions throughout the span of a year.

The immunization is endorsed exclusively for individuals who have a reported history of dengue fever or who have had a blood test that shows past contamination with one of the dengue infections—called seropositivity. In individuals who have not had dengue fever previously (seronegative), getting the immunization seems to expand the risk of serious dengue fever and hospitalization later on.

Dengvaxia isn’t accessible for voyagers or for individuals who live in the mainland US. However, in 2019, the U.S. Food and Medication Organization endorsed the immunization for individuals ages 9 to 16 who have had dengue fever previously and who live in the U.S. regions of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where dengue fever is normal


Spraying to prevent Dengue fever.
Spraying to prevent Dengue fever.

The World Health Organization focuses on the fact that immunization is definitely not a compelling device all alone to diminish dengue fever in regions where the ailment is normal. Forestalling mosquito chomps and controlling the mosquito population are as yet the primary strategies for forestalling the spread of dengue fever.

On the off chance that you live in or travel to an area where dengue fever is normal, these tips might assist with diminishing your risk of mosquito bites:

  • Remain in cooled or very much screened lodging:-  The mosquitoes that convey dengue infections are generally dynamic from first light to sunset; however, they can likewise nibble around evening time.
    Wear defensive attire. At the point when you go into mosquito-plagued regions, wear a long-sleeved shirt, long jeans, socks, and shoes.
  • Use mosquito repellent:-  Permethrin can be applied to your dress, shoes, setting up camp stuff, and bed netting. You can likewise purchase dressings made with permethrin currently in them. For your skin, utilize an anti-agent containing essentially a 10% grouping of DEET.
  • Diminish mosquito territory:-  The mosquitoes that carry the dengue infection ordinarily live in and around houses, rearing in standing water that can gather in such things as car tires. You can assist with bringing down mosquito populations by disposing of the natural surroundings where they lay their eggs. No less than once per week, vacant and clean compartments that hold standing water, like establishing holders, creature dishes, and blossom jars, Continue to keep water holders covered between cleanings.
Aedes Aegypti is a mosquito that,can spread Dengue fever and other disease agents.
Aedes Aegypti is a mosquito that,can spread Dengue fever and other disease agents.


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