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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bangladesh : Girl found infected with bird flu

An article from BDNews24 :

" The first case of human infection of avian influenza or bird flu this year has been detected in Dhaka, confirms the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). IEDCR director Mahmudur Rahman told that the human infection was confirmed on Monday after testing the samples of saliva and nasal swab of a 13-month-old girl running temperature, who visited an influenza surveillance centre recently.

The surveillance centre is run jointly by the IEDCR and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases and Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), he said. Family members of the child were also examined, said the IEDCR director, adding that the minor girl, undergoing treatment in IEDCR supervision, was out of danger.

IEDCR was also examining the areas where the child visited with her parents this year, Mahmud said."

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