The study showing that the recent worst outbreak of dengue fever; with hospitals packing with the patients as the disease spreading rapidly in the densely-populating country. By this the government has launching initiatives to control the spread of mosquito-borne diseases; from awareness campaigns to efforts to kill mosquito larvae.
Dengue is common in South Asia, especially during the monsoon season which runs from June to September, and there is no specific treatment, but with early detection and access to proper medical care fewer than 1% of sufferers die from the disease. As dengue fever is a painful; debilitating mosquito-borne disease causing by any one of four closely relating dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and yellow fever.
Outbreak of dengue fever
At least 14 people have died and more than 17,000 have come down with the virus so far this year, according to official figures; making it the deadliest year since the first recorded epidemic in 2000. Dengue fever is transmitting by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infecting with a dengue virus. The mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with dengue virus in their blood. Sometimes, symptoms are mild and can be mistaken for those of the flu or another viral infection.
The Health Ministry showing that they are more than 1,400 people have been diagnosing with dengue in the past 24 hours alone; Hospitals in worst-hit Dhaka, the capital, home to more than 20 million people, are struggling to find space as many with symptoms such as high fever, vomiting and joint pains seek treatment. Younger children and people who have never had the infection; before tend to have milder cases than older children and adults. However, serious problems can develop.
Access to proper medical care
Dengue is common in South Asia, especially during the monsoon season which runs from June to September, and there is no specific treatment; but with early detection and access to proper medical care fewer than 1% of sufferers die from the disease. These include dengue hemorrhagic fever, a rare complication characterized by high fever, damage to lymph and blood vessels; bleeding from the nose and gums, enlargement of the liver, and failure of the circulatory system.
Globally, the number of dengue cases dropped in 2017-2018, but there has been a sharp increase in 2019; especially in Australia, Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. People with weakened immune systems; as well as those with a second or subsequent dengue infection are believed to be at greater risk for developing dengue hemorrhagic fever.