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Recent Dengue Infection in Bangladesh: A Seasonal Endemic Progressing to Year-long Serious Health Concern

Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar, Sakirul Khan, Musarrat Mahtab, Mamun Al Mahtab, Takaaki Yahiro, Shohael Mahmud Arafat, Mohammad Abdus Sattar Sarker, Provat Kumar Podder, Mohammad Shawkat Hossain, Faiz Ahmad Khandokar, Mohammad Rashedul Hassan, Md Abdur Rahim, Muhammad Ali Ashraf, Rajib Saha Rony, Akira Nishizono

Keywords : Bangladesh, Changing epidemiology, Dengue, Global emergency, Year-long endemic

Citation Information : Akbar SM, Khan S, Mahtab M, Al Mahtab M, Yahiro T, Arafat SM, Sarker MA, Podder PK, Hossain MS, Khandokar FA, Hassan MR, Rahim MA, Ashraf MA, Rony RS, Nishizono A. Recent Dengue Infection in Bangladesh: A Seasonal Endemic Progressing to Year-long Serious Health Concern. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2023; 13 (2):145-151.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1408

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Dengue represents one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne viral diseases. Although the disease has been prevalent around the globe over the centuries, recent outbreaks of dengue have devasted the healthcare delivery system of many countries. Being a global infection, dengue virus (DENV) is endemically present mainly in Latin America and Caribbean countries as well as countries in South Asia. The recent outbreak of DENV infection has indicated an exceptional outbreak of DENV in some countries in South Asia. There has been a serious endemic of DENV during 2019. After a heterogeneous pause, another severe outbreak of DENV was reported in some Asian countries in 2023. Among the Asian countries, Bangladesh has reported an acute upsurge of DENV infection in 2023 with record numbers of fatalities. However, this pattern of DENV has not been detected in neighbors of Bangladesh, such as India or other countries in Southeast Asia. This provides an emergent task of dissecting the present DENV infection in Bangladesh from different angles to get insights for future containment of the DENV infection, not only in Bangladesh but also in other DENV endemic areas or DENV-native areas.

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