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Bangladesh now free from Swine Flu: IEDCR

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Health Desk- 06 Jan, 2020: The National Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Sunday said Bangladesh had no existence of Swine Flu.

"People are currently affected by seasonal diseases mostly by influenza but not swine flu as till now there is no existence of such disease in Bangladesh," Director of IEDCR Dr Meerjadu Sabrina Flora said.

She made the comment at a press conference organised by IEDCR at its office.

Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad, Director General of Directorate General of Health Services said people often get confused with the seasonal influenza and the swine flu.

Referring to the death of the Fazilatunnesa Bappi, she also said she was not die of swine flu as was being told by a section of people. She died due to respiratory complication, she added.