Bangladesh Records More Than 13K Dengue Cases In July In Worst Outbreak In History

NPR: Bangladesh Reports More Than 13,000 Dengue Cases In July
“Bangladesh is grappling with a record-breaking spike in dengue fever, with 1,477 new patients diagnosed just within the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry. Experts say the rise is part of a regional trend, driven by climate change and other factors…” (Khan/Chappell, 7/31).

The Telegraph: Bangladesh struggles to control the worst dengue outbreak in its history
“…But this year’s outbreak is unprecedented. There have been more than 15,000 infections up to July 30 this year, compared to around 10,000 by the same point last year. … In June there were 1,820 cases but this increased to 13,182 in July…” (Wallen, 7/31).

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