Dengue fever death toll climbs to 129 in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Xinhua) – The Bangladeshi government has confirmed another eight deaths from dengue fever, bringing the total number of fatalities to 129 so far this year in the country.

According to a report of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) issued yesterday, the deaths included two in April, six in June, 35 in July, 71 in August, 12 in September and three in November.

In November, 4,011 more dengue cases were recorded after 16,856 in September and 52,636 in August, which were more than the total number of patients in any past year, according to DGHS.

The number of dengue fever patients was 10,148 last year and 26 of them died.

The reported dengue cases have reached 100,107 so far this year.

A child receives treatment for dengue at Dhaka Shishu Hospital in Dhaka. PHOTO: AP