Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- The hospitalisation of patients during this winter proved the expert opinion true that the Aedes mosquito-borne disease is becoming a trouble that the citizens will have to endure throughout the year.

People infected with dengue had been rare during the December-January period, but this time in January, presence of Aedes mosquito was noticeable along with a fivefold rise in admittance of dengue patients by the hospitals year-on-year.

Winter cold started to recede in the beginning of February while mosquito bites rose along with the mercury.

Citizens say mosquito bites begin just before evening after sparse attacks during daylight.

They blame a lack of mosquito-repelling efforts by the city corporations for the menace...