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Dengue fever in Bangladesh

03 Aug 2022

Media reports advise Bangladesh has reported 737 cases of dengue fever in June 2022, and 1571 cases of dengue fever, resulting in 9 deaths, in July 2022.  About two thirds of dengue cases in Bangladesh in July were reported from Cox’s Bazar district.  This is above the average number of cases expected for this time of year in Bangladesh.  The highest numbers of cases of dengue are usually seen in August to September in Bangladesh.

Dengue fever is an infection found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide. It is spread by mosquito bites and can cause a severe flu-like illness.

There is no vaccine against dengue in the UK.

Advice for Travellers

The mosquitoes which transmit dengue bite during the day, between dawn and dusk. They are particularly persistent and aggressive.

If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.

If you develop a high temperature (fever) either during or after travelling to an affected area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and give details of your recent travel history.

For further information see the dengue fever page.