Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Sunday, September 22, 2019 04:37:49 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

2326 more infected

4 more die of dengue

Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Abdul Alim :
Four persons, including two minor boys, died of  mosquito-borne dengue virues undergoing treatment in  different hospitals in Dhaka, Faridpur and Barisal on Friday.
Also 2,326 more people newly infected with dengue amid the war against aedes  across the country in 24 hours since yesterday afternoon, reports a data of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
It also said that total of 34,666 people have been affected by dengue this year from January 1 till August 9.
According to DGHS, a total of 29 dengue patients have died across the country from January 1 to till August 9. However, the unofficial death toll is 73.
A total of 5,140 patients are currently receiving treatment in 40 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas a total of 3,625people have been hospitalized outside Dhaka.
In the latest,  the deceased Rifat, 10, son of Khorshed, hailed from Jamalpur, was brought to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday night with dengue fever.  Later, he died around 12:30am.
Also, Mehraz Hasan, 8, infected with mosquito-borne dengue virues, died around 8:59 am at the United Hospital, sources at the hospital said.
In Barisal, Mujibur Rahman Mollah, 52, died of dengue while undergoing treatment at Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital around 2:00am.
Mujibor, also the Aeneral Secretary of Barguna Rifles Club, was admitted to the hospital around 11:30 pm on Thursday, said Dr Bakir Hossain, director of the hospital. Mujibor came here with fever from Dhaka, he said. Besides, Lipi Akther, 30, a house wife of Mahbub Khalifa, was admitted to the Faridpur Medical College Hospital on August 7 with dengue, and died around 12 pm on Friday.  She has 7 year and 3 year daughter.    According to the hospital registrar, a total of 22 people have died of dengue at DMCH. The number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 8,765, mentioned the speakers at a regular discussion held at the Health ministry on Friday morning. "The admission rate of dengue patients has decreased by 5 per cent while the rate of discharged patients increased to 36pc, in the last 24 hours," said Dr Ayesha Akter, assistant director of Health Emergency Operations Centre(DGHS) and Control Room(CR).
He said,  almost 75 pc dengue patients have recovered and returned home countrywide.
Besides, Dhaka North City Corporation (DSCC) authorities imported medicine for mosquito elimination that started to spry on Friday, said an internal sources.
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon said that Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon said imported medicine for mosquito elimination would be used since Saturday.
"Besides, leftovers of sacrificial animals will be removed within 24 hours," the mayor said while visiting in old parts of Dhaka on Friday (August 9).
75 wards of DSCC will be divided into 10 regions. Each region is under the caretaker of a first class government officer.  
He urged to use city corporation hotline number-09611000999, if waste is found in anywhere of the city. Hotline operators will send cleaners to your home or area.  The overall work of waste removal will be monitored on Facebook.
Besides, a total of 24 makeshift cattle markets, with several lakh sacrificial animals, have been set up for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.  Experts fear the conditions there may become favourable for mosquitoes to breed.
"The water of wet hay is suitable for breeding by Aedes mosquitoes. If the water from the hay pools some place, that becomes an even more favourable place," said entomologist Kabirul Bashar of Jahangirnagar University.
He said they usually make ovitrap to collect Aedes mosquitoes and their eggs.
"We put water from wet hay into the ovitrap to attract Aedes mosquitoes to lay eggs," according to him. "Cleaning the cattle markets properly is very important to destroy these breeding places," said Bashar.
On the other hand, cattle traders will be most at risk during this time, as most either do not take proper protection against Aedes mosquitoes or may not know what precautionary measures to take against dengue.
Md Ariful came at the market on Monday with 20 cattle from Kushtia. He kept his cows amid ankle deep water.
"I raised the cattle for the last one year for this festival. … I'm not worried about dengue," he said.
Kankar Ghosh, epidemiologist of Dhaka Shishu Hospital said cattle traders are very vulnerable during this time as the traders would remain busy with their cattle.
Many also do not have any idea about dengue, so the DGHS and city corporations need to raise awareness on the issue among them.
He also suggested to make sure the cattle traders use mosquito nets, spray aerosol or use mosquito repellent coils when they sleep.

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

NIDs are forged and also sold: Solve Rohingya crisis

MEMBERS of a syndicate were using a house in Chattograms's Hamzarbagh to make forged national identity cards for Rohingyas. Officials of Chattogram Metropolitan Police's counterterrorism unit said they raided the house in Momenbag Residential Area early in the day and recovered an EC laptop and internet modems, among other devices.Police ...

Entertainment »

Moushumi to run for the post of President of Bangladesh Cholochchitro Shilpi Samity

Entertainment Desk :Film actor Moushumi announced that she will run for the post of President of Bangladesh Cholochchitro Shilpi Samiti ,at the upcoming election of the Samity. The Samity hasn't announced its manifesto yet; however, Moushumi announced her candidacy recently. Actor Omar Sani, Moushumi's husband, posted about the announcement on ...

Football »

Barbosa earns Brazil recall for Senegal, Nigeria duels

Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa earned his first Brazil call-up for three years on Friday as head coach Tite announced a vastly changed squad for friendlies against Senegal and Nigeria.Tite named three uncapped players in his 23-man squad - Athletico Paranaense goalkeeper Anerbar Santos, Atletico Madrid full-back Renan Lodi and Gremio ...

International »

US sending more troops to Gulf, Trump announces Iran sanctions

The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did ...

International »

Israel's Arabs could lead parliamentary opposition, in a historic first

Reuters, Haifa  :Israel's Arab parties are set to be the largest non-ruling bloc in parliament - and could even lead the opposition - if a national unity government emerges from Tuesday's election.A surge in turnout gave the Arab-dominated Joint List 13 of the Knesset's 120 seats, making it the third-largest ...

Editorial »

Breathing the worst air in Dhaka

THE Air Quality Index (AQI) on Thursday morning showed that Dhaka's air quality was the second-worst in the world. Dhaka had a score of 190 at 8:21am, indicating that the quality was unhealthy. When the AQI value is between 101 and 200, there is an increased likelihood of adverse effects ...

City »

Natun Dhara Bangladesh formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Friday with a call to ban casino business.


Entertainment »

Jhumu Khan will return to music any time

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Jhumu Khan is a professional doctor. Before becoming doctor she started her career in music. In 1994, her first solo album titled Chondrima Raatey was released. A song of that album titled Pan Khaite Chun Lagey got popularity during that time. Composed by Manam Ahmed Hasan Motiur ...

International »

Pompeo favours 'peaceful resolution' to crisis after Saudi oil attack

AFP, Dubai :The US wants a peaceful solution to the crisis sparked by attacks on Saudi oil installations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, after Iran raised the spectre of "all-out war".Pompeo has blamed Iran for the dramatic weekend assault on two facilities, condemning an "act of war" which ...

Front Page »

2 Rohingyas among 3 'criminals' killed in C'bazar gunfight

UNB, Cox's Bazar :Three suspected criminals, including two Rohingyas, were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Baharchhara in Teknaf upazila early Thursday.The deceased were identified as Mohammad Jamil, 20, son of Fazal Ahmed; and Asmat Ullah, 21, son of Nabi Hossain of Ukhiya's Balukhali camp; and Mohammad Rafique, ...

Sports »

Timea Babos of Hungary, returns a shot to Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic, during their second round match of the Korea Open tennis championships in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday.

International »

UK, US discuss need for united diplomatic response to Saudi attack

Reuters, London :British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump condemned last weekend's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and discussed the need for a united diplomatic response in a telephone call on Wednesday, Mr Johnson's office said."They condemned the attacks and discussed the need for a united ...

International »

US senators urge Trump to end nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia

Reuters, Washington :Two Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday urged Trump administration officials to halt talks with Saudi Arabia on building nuclear reactors after weekend attacks that halved the country's oil output and increased instability in the Middle East.U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told reporters on Tuesday at a nuclear power ...

Editorial »

Investors losing interest in stock market

THE government's recent measures to prop up the stock market appear to have failed as the unusual fall of share prices continues to rattle investors. The DSEX, the benchmark index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, slumped to a 33-month low to 4,888 points on Wednesday, losing 533.61 points or 9.84 percent ...

Entertainment »

Farhana Mili in role of judge

Entertainment Report :Farhana Mili is a noted actress of the small screen. Basically she won the hearts of so many viewers to work in movie Monpura. After acting in this movie, she only engaged herself with acting only in the small screen. Sometimes Mili is seen to perform as a ...

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news