Dengue Fever – level 3
Recently, heavy monsoon rains and floods hit Bangladesh, killing at least 61 people, and displacing over 800,000.
The wet environment is perfect for mosquitoes which transmit diseases, and one of them is the dengue fever. It causes flu-like symptoms, vomiting or a rash. At least eight people died in Bangladesh this year and more than 13,000 were sickened. Over 1,000 of those cases were diagnosed over the period of 24 hours last week.
Bangladesh told CNN that the outbreak is the worst since it started keeping records of dengue cases in 2000. Dhaka, the country’s capital, has been hit the hardest, as hospitals do not have enough room for all the sick people.
Difficult words: monsoon (a wind which brings a lot of rain every summer in south east Asia), displace (make you leave your home because of danger), outbreak (when many people suddenly catch a disease).
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