Dengue fever in Dhaka: 2 including pregnant woman die | The Daily Star
12:05 PM, August 05, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:44 PM, August 05, 2019

3 including pregnant woman die of dengue fever in Dhaka

Three people died today after they were diagnosed with dengue and were being treated at different hospitals in Dhaka.

At Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Hasan, 13, breathed his last around 9:45am, DMCH Assistant Director Dr Naseeruddin told The Daily Star.

Hasan was brought to DMCH from Daulatkhan in Bhola district around 1:00am today as he was suffering from dengue fever, the official said.

Meanwhile, local media have reported two more deaths from dengue at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital and Mugda Clinic in the capital. The Daily Star however could not independently verify the deaths.

According to the media, a six-month pregnant woman, Sharmin Akhther, 24, died at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital around 4:00am today.

Sharmin, wife of meteorologist Nazmul Hossain, was diagnosed with dengue fever after she was admitted to District Adhunik Hospital in Joypurhat last Friday.

Since her platelet count did not increase in the meantime, Sharmin was referred to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital for better treatment, a Bangla daily reports quoting her brother-in-law Anisur Rahman.

She was brought to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital on Saturday, the daily reports quoting hospital sources.

At a clinic in Mugda area of the capital, a student of Eden college died of dengue.

The deceased, Eva Akhther, 24, passed away last night, a Bangla daily quoted her cousin.

Eva was suffering from fever from last Tuesday and was rushed to the clinic the next day after her condition deteriorated. Blood tests revealed that she was suffering from dengue.

With the three, the number of people who died of dengue fever this year has risen to 60. However, Directorate General of Health Services claims the number of deaths is 18.

A record 24,804 people have so far been infected with the mosquito-borne disease.

Last year, the total was 10,148, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The number of dengue patients has exceeded the 10,000 mark only twice in the country’s history.


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