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    Fresh Nipah infected patient at KMCH
    Hedait Hossain Molla, Khulna
    Published at 05:52 pm January 17th, 2020

    A fresh victim of Nipah virus has been admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH).

    Twenty-year-old Rashida is undergoing treatment since January 11 at the hospital. She is the first patient after 2016, suffering from the fatal infectious disease.

    “A medical board has confirmed her infection by Nipah virus. As Rashida’s infection is a risk to other patients, she is being treated separately at the hospital’s Medicine unit 1,” said SM Kamal Hossain, chief of KMCH Medicine Department...

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    Nipah case confirmed in Khulna
    Prothom Alo English Desk | Update: 00:12, Jan 18, 2020

    A young girl was diagnosed with Nipah virus at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Thursday – the first reported case at the hospital in three years, reports UNB.

    The patient was identified as Rashida, 20, daughter of Md Babul Hossain of Gopalganj district. Babul said his daughter had been suffering from severe fever for the past few days. Sometimes, she used to faint.

    Her family took her to KMCH on 11 January, where a medical board formed to treat her confirmed that she had been infected with Nipah, he added.

    SM Kamal Hossain, head of KMCH medicine department, said they are treating the young girl separately as the contagious disease poses high risk to its surroundings.

    No vaccine has been discovered for Nipah yet. Bat is the main carrier of the deadly virus. People mainly get infected while drinking raw date sap, he said.

    Physicians have suggested people to avoid raw date sap...


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      Nipah virus: Bangladesh IEDCR reports 6 cases, 4 deaths
      by News Desk
      January 30, 2020

      In a follow-up on recent stories on Nipah virus infections in Bangladesh (HERE, HERE), the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has reported on their website, six Nipah virus infections, including four deaths in 2020 (see below)...