Hospitals in Bangladesh are increasingly facing the challenges of massive patient surge and a dengue outbreak of epidemic proportions.
With 7 out of the 17 regions in the Philippines exceeding the epidemic threshold of dengue for the past three weeks, the Department of Health is conducting a robust campaign to destroy mosquito breeding sites across the affected areas.
Bangladesh is responding to the most widespread dengue outbreak it has ever seen, with 61 out of 64 of its districts reporting cases. Over 9,500 new cases were reported in July alone.
A large increase in the number of dengue fever cases has been reported in Bangladesh, making July a significant month for Bangladesh’s efforts to combat the outbreak.
Singapore officials reported 652 cases of dengue in the past week, totaling 8,023 for the year thus far. Compared to this time period last year, 2019 has five times more cases.
The number of dengue fever cases is beginning to peak in Bangladesh, coinciding with the monsoon period. The number of cases is expected to rise as the rainy season continues until September.
Multiple regions in the Philippines have reached the epidemic threshold for dengue fever. The Department of Health has declared a National Dengue Alert.
Honduras declared a state of emergency in response to 12 of the 18 departments in the country experiencing a dengue fever epidemic.
In June 2018 there were 975 registered cases of Dengue in Costa Rica and this year there were 1666 cases – an increase of 70 percent.
Dengue has spread throughout the tropical world over the past 60 years and now affects over half the world’s population.