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Dengue: One dead, 685 hospitalized

Update : 17 Nov 2022, 20:04

One dengue patient died while 685 patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in last 24 hours till 8am Thursday (November 17).

"A total of 217 people died from dengue disease between January 1 and November 17. The first death from dengue was reported on June 21 this year," the daily statement of the DGHS said on Thursday.

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Outbreak of the disease is usually seasonal, peaking during and after rainy seasons.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies dengue as one of the top 10 threats to public health.

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