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Bangladesh: Nearly 1,000 people die of dengue in severe outbreak

Bangladesh: Nearly 1,000 people die of dengue in severe outbreak

Health & Wellbeing, International
Nearly 1,000 people have died of dengue in Bangladesh in recent weeks, in what authorities say is the country's most severe outbreak of the disease yet. Extraordinarily wet monsoons have made it easier for mosquitoes that carry the dengue virus to breed in dirty and stagnant water. Officials have struggled to contain the spread of the disease and hospitals have been critically overwhelmed. In severe cases, dengue causes internal bleeding which can lead to death. Its symptoms include headaches, nausea, joint and muscle pain. Dengue fever crisis forces Peru minister to resignRecord dengue outbreak kills over 40 in Argentina Dengue is endemic in tropical countries and outbreaks often occur in urban areas with poor sanitation that allow virus-carrying mosquitoes to multiply....

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