300 health workers infected with dengue while treating patients

Published: August 22, 2019 20:42:15 | Updated: August 23, 2019 10:21:44

As many as 300 health workers, including doctors and nurses, have been afflicted with dengue while treating patients hospitalised for the mosquito-borne disease in Dhaka this year.

According to a government count, six doctors and 12 nurses are undergoing treatment for the viral fever in different hospitals in the capital, as per a bdnews24.com report.

Kurmitola General Hospital and Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital are currently treating two health professionals each for dengue.

But according to the Directorate General of Health Services, a total of 94 doctors, 130 nurses and 76 hospital staff have undergone treatment for dengue so far this year.

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