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  • Bangladesh - Man, 40, confirmed 4th H5N1 case

    Fourth H5N1 human case in Bangladesh
    A 40 year old male has been diagnosed as fourth case of Human Avian Influenza (H5N1) in
    Bangladesh. This case has been reported from live bird market surveillance system in Dhaka
    City on 26 February 2012. This was confirmed by rRT-PCR. The patient is a live bird market
    The case presented with cough. Throat and nasal swabs were collected and found positive for
    H5N1. Presently he is free from symptom. IEDCR & ICDDR,B jointly investigating the case and
    monitoring the situation.
    In Bangladesh the first case was detected in 2008, second and third cases were found in 2011.
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    Re: Bangladesh - Man, 40, confirmed 4th H5N1 case

    Avian influenza ? situation in Bangladesh

    2 MARCH 2012 - The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh has confirmed the fourth case of human infection with H5N1 avian influenza in the country.

    The case is a 40 year-old male from Dhaka City, who was identified as part of the live bird market surveillance system on 26 February 2012. The case presented with cough and currently has recovered.

    The case was confirmed by the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B).

    An epidemiological investigation and monitoring of the situation is currently being conducted jointly by IEDCR and ICDDR,B.

    The first case of human infection with H5N1 was reported in the country in 2008, and two cases were reported in 2011.

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