Bangladesh sees September as worst month for dengue deaths

September was the deadliest month for dengue fever in Bangladesh, where an average of 13 people died daily from the mosquito-borne disease.

In September, dengue claimed 396 lives, including 14 new deaths reported Saturday by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health.

The DGHS also cited 2,425 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 203,406 since January.

A total of 989 people have died of dengue fever across Bangladesh so far this year, health department figures showed.

The June-September monsoon period is the season of dengue fever in Bangladesh, considered a high-risk country prone to the mosquito-borne disease.