Dengue Fever – level 2

08-08-2019 07:00

Recently, heavy rains and floods hit Bangladesh, killing at least 61 people, and over 800,000 people had to leave their homes.

The wet environment means that there are now many mosquitoes which transmit diseases. One of the diseases is the dengue fever. It is a lot like having the flu, but you can die from the dengue. Eight or more people died in Bangladesh of dengue this year, and more than 13,000 are sick with it. Last week, there were over 1,000 cases of dengue in just 24 hours.

Bangladesh told CNN that the outbreak is the worst since 2000.  Dhaka, the country’s capital, was hit the hardest, and hospitals do not have enough room for all the sick people.

Difficult words: environment (a place), disease (something bad which happens to your body because of viruses or bacteria), outbreak (when many people suddenly catch a disease).

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