Cold-related diseases affect 5,825 people in 24 hrs


Various cold-related diseases affected 5,825 people across the country in the last 24 hours, the government said on Thursday.

Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room showed that 888 of the patients received treatment for acute respiratory infection (ARI).

Another 1,890 were treated for diarrhoea, and 3,047 for diseases including jaundice, inflammation in the eye, skin diseases, and fever.

Fifty-seven deaths were reported across the country between November 1 and January 23 due to cold-related diseases.

4 new dengue patient detected in last 24hr: DGHS

Four new dengue patient were hospitalised in the last 24 hours until 8am on Thursday, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

In its regular update, the DGHS noted that fifteen patients being treated for dengue in Dhaka.

Bangladesh experienced a massive dengue outbreak last year.

Earlier this month, the government confirmed that dengue had claimed the lives of 164 people last year. The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) confirmed the number after reviewing 263 out of 266 reports of dengue-related deaths last year.

Last year, 101,354 people were hospitalised with dengue in the country. Of them, 101,037 made full recovery. Since the beginning of this year, 172 dengue cases were reported. Of them, 156 had been discharged from hospitals.