A surge in dengue cases adds to the hospital burden in Covid-hit S. Asia – ET HealthWorld

PTI Photo The latest wave of Covid-19 infections in South Asian nations has been complicated by a surge in dengue, a mosquito-transmitted virus. The rise in cases of dengue is adding to the load of hospitals that are already overwhelmed. Sri Lanka has reported over 17,000 cases this year, including 3,300 in July. Bangladesh has recorded about 4,500 cases of hospitalisation for dengue this year, nearly half of them in July. “The health system is already overburdened by Covid-19 patients,” said Dr. Himali Herath, a consultant physician at Sri Lanka’s…

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