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Water-borne diseases spreading in port city

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Health Desk--3rd May, 2018: Chittagong city dwellers in some areas have been suffering from water-borne diseases like diarrhoea and jaundice over the last one month.

A total of 302 persons, who suffered from the water-borne diseases, got admitted to Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (BITID) in Faujdarhat area under Sitakunda upazila in the district over the period.

Considering extent of the diseases, a five-member medical team from Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) headed by Virology Department Assistant Professor Dr Manjur-E-Elahi arrived in the port city from the capital.

The medical team visited the affected areas and collected different samples, including blood, from the patients and water used by the people of the areas on Wednesday to find the reason behind the sudden outbreak.  They also talked to the patients at that time.

Chattogram District Civil Surgeon Dr Azizur Rahman Siddiqi told a daily that the medical team collected samples from 25 persons from Kali Bari and Boro Masjid areas of Sabujbag on Wednesday.

However, the Civil Surgeon advised people of the affected areas to drink and use safe water.


Courtesy: The Daily Sun