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300 health workers infected with dengue while treating patients

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


300 health workers infected with dengue while treating patients

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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