Dengue in Bangladesh
15 Aug 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports continuing ocurrence of dengue in all 64 districts of Bangladesh. From 1 January to 7 August 2023, there have been 69 483 dengue cases and 327 related deaths.
Sixty-three percent of cases and 62% of deaths were reported in July 2023. Numbers of cases and deaths are higher than in similar periods in the past five years.
Advice for Travellers
Dengue is an infection spread by mosquito bites that can cause a severe flu-like illness.
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.
- You can protect yourself by avoiding mosquito bites at all times.
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.