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Nipah still a major health concern in Bangladesh

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  • Nipah still a major health concern in Bangladesh


    Created on December 25, 2013 at 02:02
    Nipah still a major health concern
    Moniruzzaman Uzzal

    The spread of Nipah virus (NiV) infection has become a major public health concern for Bangladesh, with thousands of people lacking the proper awareness about the deadly virus. Epidemiologists and health specialists of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) expressed their deep concerns and said a fresh outbreak of NiV could happen any moment with the arrival of winter. Dr M Mushtuq Husain, principle scientific officer of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), told the Dhaka Tribune that top priority was being given to NiV, as the fatality rate from the disease was extremely high. As a precaution to the disease, he urged people not to drink raw date palm sap (Khejurer Rosh)...