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Dengue Infection rises, govt braces up to contain spread during upcoming holidays in Bangladesh

More than half of the new cases were reported from Dhaka and rest from other parts of the country. The official death toll due to dengue has now gone up to 23 although the unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher. 

Government is bracing up to contain the spread of dengue during the forthcoming holidays coinciding with Eid-Ul-Azha festival on August 12 and the weekend.

Dengue spread could become severe as a large number of people travel to their native places from Dhaka during the long holidays starting from tomorrow.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has issued an instruction for the home-bound people during the holidays to control the spread of the disease.

The Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation informed on Wednesday that the new insecticides imported from abroad will be sprayed from today.

The government on Wednesday announced that it has allocated Tk 51.5 crore to the city corporations and municipalities for mosquito control activities in the country.

It has also formed 10 high-level teams to monitor the dengue situation round the clock. 

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