Dengue-related Deaths Approach 300
Local media today reported the People's Republic of Bangladesh's Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the total death toll has reached 293 during the dengue outbreak in 2023.
As of August 8, 2023, this data exceeds the previous record of 281 dengue-related deaths reported in Bangladesh during 2022.
The total dengue cases increased to over 59,000 in early August 3, with around 32,562 cases reported from the capital city of Dhaka.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dengue is a vaccine-preventable, vectorborne infectious disease and is endemic in about 125 countries in 2023.
In the U.S., Florida has reported both locally-acquired and travel-related dengue cases in 2023.
As of August 3, 2023, the U.S. States reported 225 dengue cases, and U.S. Territories reported 315 this year.
To alert international travelers, the CDC has recently issued Travel Health Notices regarding dengue outbreaks in the Americas, Africa/Middle East, Costa Rica, and Asia/Pacific Islands.
Worldwide, two dengue vaccines are in use, but access is limited.