Dengue and Recent Mosquito-borne Viral Fever Outbreak in Bangladesh: Concern, Causes and Control
1Dept. of Microbiology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh; and 2Center for Higher Studies and Research, Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.
Journal Title:American Journal of Pure and Applied Biosciences
Bangladesh is struggling with dreadful outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases for the past few years. Disease Control Division of Directorate General (DG) of Health Service considered the capital of Bangladesh as the breeding ground for mosquitos. The recent incidence of Dengue and Chikungunya outbreaks have surpassed all past records of the outbreak. Thus, the country is witnessing an elevated rate of viral fever incidence alarmingly. Though symptoms of mosquito-borne viral infection are very typical, the recent incidence of fatalities is growing great public health concern. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends practical control measures to minimize the breeding within the community of Bangladesh. The actions of Kolkata City Corporation to control Dengue are also suggestive for Bangladesh. There is no medication to treat Dengue, and Chikungunya infection, but initial recognition and apposite medical care can reduce the death threat.