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Climate change drives Bangladesh’s worst dengue outbreak

by Shabee Lakehouse
November 15, 2023 11:05 am 0 comment

Bangladesh is currently experiencing its most severe outbreak of dengue fever on record, and experts are pointing to climate change as a contributing factor.

They say rising temperatures and an extended monsoon season are creating optimal conditions for the Aedes mosquito, the carrier of the viral disease.

The death toll has topped 1,400 so far this year, official data showed – more than five times that of 2022. With almost 300,000 infected.

Hospitals are struggling to make space for patients as the disease spreads rapidly in the densely-populated country. (Reuters)

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