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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bangladesh : Bangladesh on alert after A/N1N1 flu infection accelerates

Via Xinhua:

" Bangladesh has directed health officials across the country to remain on alert after finding A/ H1N1 flu to rapidly spread this month, officials said Tuesday.

They said the disease had been sustaining at lower level in Bangladesh during January-March period of 2010 but this month it spread hastily infecting many across the country, posing a fresh threat of massive outbreak.

"So, we've asked all officials concerned to remain on alert," Mahmudur Rahman, Head of the country's Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) under the Health Ministry, told Xinhua Tuesday.

He said the total number of the identified flu cases in the country stood at 956 till Tuesday while the number of cases were 814 untill December, 2009 since June of the same year.

Regarding whether there is any possibility of major outbreak of the disease in the country in the coming months, Rahman said the possibility is very low, as they have adequate preparations to contain the spread of the disease."

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