After last year’s dengue crisis, it is wise to issue alert against the mosquito-borne disease which can be fatal in some cases.
The health directorate has been daily reporting new cases of dengue, which means the disease is back as the mosquito population is increasing due to water logging after rains.
At least 11 new cases were reported in 24 hours ending Saturday and another 37 are being treated in across Bangladesh. The number of dengue cases so far this year has been put at 627 by the health office, which also recorded one death from the disease.
Last year, more than 10,000 dengue cases were recorded and of which 179 people lost their fight against the disease carried by Aedis mosquito.
We have notice clear water lying in open containers of different kinds along with coconut shell which is very alarming.
None are concerned about the disease so far as a low number of cases is also not getting priority by the media.
We believe the health ministry and the directorate should not be complacent, but immediately start a massive campaign to ensure the spread of the disease by the winged blood-sucking insects remains under control.
We cannot afford to have another dengue attack like last year.