Monday, February 7, 2011

Nipah kills another in Rangpur

Nipah encephalitis claimed one more life in Rangpur yesterday raising the death toll to 25.

Moyez Uddin, 45, of Annodanagar in Pirgachha upazila, died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital around 5:00am. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday.

In Kurigram, two people are suspected to have died from the virus on Sunday.

The deceased are Anwarul Islam, 16, of Hemerkuthi village of sadar upazila and one-year-old Moon of Gharial Danga union of Rajarhat upazila.

Anwarul was admitted to Kurigram Sadar Hospital with high fever on Sunday around 6:00pm, said Nazrul Islam, residential medical officer of the hospital.

"A medical team led by Civil Surgeon, referred Anwarul to Rangpur Medical College Hospital suspecting it a case of Nipah encephalitis," he added.

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