By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Two Nipah virus death are reported in Bangladesh, according to a Prothom Alo report (computer translated). No officials statements have been posted by the IEDCR.
Professor Mirzadi Sabrina, director of the Government’s Institute of Pathology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), said in the first light on Wednesday that three IEDCRs have been identified as infected with the virus. Two of them died.
The report does not offer specifics as far as location, but states: According to a source, samples of several patients from different districts of the country, including the capital, are suspected to have come to IEDCR. Authorities have arrested a child at the Dhaka Children’s Hospital on suspicion of being infected with the Nipah virus. IEDCR also collected blood samples.
The report says health officials said there is nothing to fear about Nipah. In addition, they have urged the countrymen to refrain from consuming raw date palm sap.
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