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National Guidelines for clinical Management of Dengue Syndrome (Third Edition)

Authors:
WHO/SEARO/Country Office for Bangladesh and DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh

Publication details

Number of pages: 69
Publication date: December 2013
Languages: English

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Dengue is the fastest emerging arboviral infection. It is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in all regions of WHO in recent years. Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, A. albopictus. The disease is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by rainfall, temperature and unplanned rapid urbanization.

Bangladesh experienced the first visible outbreak of Dengue in 2000. In 2014, there was a total number of 367 Dengue cases reported from Dhaka city hospitals. By mid-September 2015 the number of cases stands at 1300 cases and 04 deaths. There is no information about the number of cases from other areas of Bangladesh.