Health Desk--- 14 July, 2017: Seven more children fell sick of unknown disease in Sitakunda's Tripura Para where nine others died this week showing similar symptoms.
Forty four other children from the remote hilly area in Chittagong were hospitalised on Wednesday. They are believed to have been suffering from the same disease, which has not been identified yet.
According to the sources, a team from the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) in Dhaka visited the victims and collected their saliva, urine and blood samples for tests on Thursday.
Chief Scientific Officer Faruk Ahmed Bhuiyan, who led the team, said, “The cause of the disease might be known once we get the test results. It would take six to seven days”.
Azizur Rahman Siddique, civil surgeon of the district, in this connection said, ‘all the victims are between one and 12 years old and the symptoms include fever, rash, breathing problems, vomiting, and blood in stool’.