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Dengue in Bangladesh (Update 1)

05 Sep 2023

Bangladesh Ministry of Health reports continued transmission of Dengue virus across the country. As of 4 September, 133,134 suspected cases were reported with 646 deaths. To date most cases have occurred in August (71,976 with 342 deaths) however 9317 cases (53 deaths) have been reported in September as of 4 September. In the past 7 days 39% cases have been reported from Dhaka City.

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.

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.