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DSCC Mayor Khokon urges public not to fear Chikungunya

Update : 21 May 2017, 10:25 PM
Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon on Sunday urged city residents to not be afraid of the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), alias Lengra Jor (Gammy fever). “At least 150 people were attacked by CHIKV across the country but the virus has not caused any deaths or severe damage. According to doctors and experts, antibiotics are not necessary for the fever. There is nothing to be afraid of for Chikungunya,” he said. Mayor Sayeed made the above statements at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Medical University (BSMMU) during the inauguration of a week-long anti-mosquito drive.
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BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Dr Kamrul Hasan Khan, the DSCC's Chief Executive Officer Khan Mohammad Bilal and Chief Health Officer Brig Gen Dr Sheikh Salahuddin, and ward councilors, among others, attended the programme. Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus endemic to Africa, Southeast Asia and India, recently re-surfaced in Dhaka and some other regions of Bangladesh, causing the masses to panic. The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has asked people to be aware of the viral infection, especially as it has symptoms similar to dengue fever.
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