With dengue taking an alarming turn inside the capital, Selina Begum did her excellent to guard her own family contributors from the viral sickness.
The mom of two applied sprays, used mosquito nets even throughout daylight hours, stored all her rooms clean and destroyed all the capability breeding sources at her domestic.
But nevertheless her son Tahsin Ibn Hasan, six and a half, got dengue fever. He turned into admitted to a town health center on Wednesday.
“I changed into an alert. I turned into cautious. Yet my son has dengue,” a distressed Selina, a housewife, instructed this correspondent on the health facility the day prior to this.
She suspects her boy become bitten via mosquitoes that bred someplace in an underneath-production building near her rented flat in Tejgaon.
This is amongst some 80 infant dengue patients who were being treated on the Holy Family Hospital inside the city’s Eskaton the day has gone by.
Talking to The Daily Star, Lutful Ehsan Fatmi, head of the health center’s Department of Child Health, said the number of dengue sufferers became growing each day.
The state of affairs there indicates that children, with their susceptible immune structures, had been vulnerable to the ailment, the doctor stated, including that they in no way had this kind of big range of dengue sufferers at a time.
He termed the state of affairs a dengue epidemic.
He also stated maximum youngsters were tormented by hemorrhagic dengue which means they might bleed from their organs. “It is pretty risky,” he said.
On Wednesday, Dr. Ezaz Ahmed, director of the private clinic, said they have been treating 121 dengue patients that day.
Experts said the range of dengue patients in the town turned into at the rise because of diverse motives, including a lack of expertise about the sickness and its prevention.
The not unusual signs include high fever, vomiting and belly pain. Child patients display identical signs and symptoms because the adults, they stated.
Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) show that a few five,546 human beings have been inflamed with the virus among January 1 and July 18.
Five of them died.
The DGHS has detailed records about 2,176 of the 5,546. Of them, 645 are youngsters as much as 11 years vintage, 857 adult guys and 674 ladies, said Aysha Akhter, assistant director of the directorates manipulate room.
Doctors and sanatorium officials, however, stated the actual numbers might be better as many dengue instances cross unreported. Besides, a large wide variety of those sufferers are kids, they introduced.
Asked about the issue, Prof Abdul Aziz, a former director of Shishu Hospital, entreated all to live alert.
“Every family wishes to be extremely careful as Aedes mosquitoes breed in clean water. Mosquito sprays should be carried out on a regular basis,” he stated, stressing on the want for taking infant sufferers to hospitals right away as their immune systems aren’t that strong.
He additionally recommended giving them adequate liquid meals.
Kinkar Ghosh, an epidemiologist at the public hospital, said 168 dengue sufferers have admitted there on account that March and two of them died.
The DGHS, but, does now not have any records on the two, in step with its officers.
Kinkar stated the sample of dengue this 12 months has been a touch distinct from that in the past. He stated the patients have been becoming essential just after the first day of fever.
Earlier, doctors used to advise sufferers to come back to hospitals three days after catching the flu.