Dengue fever increasing rapidly in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Hospitals in the capital city have been reporting increasing numbers of dengue patients. In July, at least 533 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals while there were 115 patients in the first 9 days of August. Five patients have died.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place within the city and may be high in many localities.

All travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.