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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bangladesh : Bangladesh to strengthen measures after first A/H1N1 flu death of this year

Via Xinhua:

" Bangladesh on Monday said it will further strengthen measures to prevent and better combat outbreaks of A/H1N1 flu after a 34-year-old woman became the first case in the country to die from complications of the infectious disease this year.

Mahmudur Rahman, Head of the country's Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) under the Health Ministry, told Xinhua on Monday, "Rumana Jahangir died on Friday after suffering from A/H1N1 flu."

According to health officials, Rumana, an assistant professor of a private university in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, had underlying health conditions that made it more difficult to fend off the flu.

Rumana Jahangir's sister, who preferred to be unnamed, said, " my sister died in an aeroplane on way to Singapore on Friday evening."

"We decided to take Rumana to Singapore for better treatment as doctors said health condition of my sister, who has undergone a cesarean operation around two weeks ago, severely deteriorated," she said, adding "Rumana died just before the plane's landing in Singapore airport."

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