IEDCR claims, Nipah under control

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Two people, including a 12-year-old boy, died of encephalitis in Rangpur Medical College Hospital Thursday afternoon, hospital sources said.

But doctors and acreage workers of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Ascendancy and Research, said the affection did not advance the latest two deaths were acquired by nipah virus.

IEDCR accepted afterlife of 17 patients out of 24 nipah-infected bodies in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat commune back January 31 this year.

Health casework administrator accepted Khandaker Shefayet Ullah at a columnist conference on Thursday said that the nipah beginning in the arctic allotment of the country was beneath ascendancy and no beginning infection was appear in the aftermost few days.

‘We accept not accustomed any beginning case of nipah infection in the aftermost few days. It seems the bearings is beneath control,’ the administrator accepted of the advisers accepted of bloom services, said at the conference organised by the IEDCR in Dhaka.

‘It was the 11th time back 2001 that nipah infection acquired deaths of a cardinal of bodies in the country,’ Shefayet Ullah said.

IEDCR administrator Mahmudur Rahman said that they had activated 85 samples calm from altered areas of the arctic districts on Wednesday and begin alone one case of nipah encephalitis absolute in greater Rangpur district.

As there is no anesthetic or vaccine accessible adjoin nipah virus infection, experts fatigued the charge for antitoxin measures.

Bats were the carriers of nipah virus, said the experts and brash bodies not to alcohol raw abstract calm from approach and date trees.

Mahmudur Rahman said 99 per cent nipah infection could be prevented if bodies abstain bubbler raw approach and date juice.

They additionally alleged on the bodies in the nipah-prevalent areas not to eat fruits apathetic by bake-apple bats.

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