Bangladesh reports 11 more dengue deaths
398 deaths reported nationwide this year due to viral infection caused by mosquito bite
By SM Najmus Sakib
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) - Dengue continues to wreak havoc in Bangladesh with 11 more deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the country's health authority said.
Hospitalizations on Sunday reached 2,905, the highest single-day record, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
With the latest figures, the nationwide death toll due to dengue reached 398, while hospitalizations stood at 85,411.
A majority of those who were hospitalized made a full recovery.
Last year, 281 people died due to dengue.
Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes.
There is no specific treatment for dengue. However, timely detection can save lives.
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