The 'breakbone fever' caused by the bite of the aedes aegypti mosquito had baffled doctors and was a cause of great concern when it first appeared in the early 2000s.
But it subsequently became a seasonal fever with doctors having proper guidelines, and people coming to know about the disease. "There is nothing to panic. It's very normal now, and everyone knows about this," said Dr Md Tito Miah, an associate professor of medicine at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.
But he cautioned inappropriate management can trigger fatal bleeding, advising people not to take medicines other than paracetamol without prescriptions during fever. -bdnews24.com