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Tripura children death: IEDCR Medical team visits Chittagong

  • Published at 02:40 pm August 27th, 2018
Tripura Para, Sitakunda

An unidentified disease has broken out in Tripura Para

A medical team of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has visited Tripura Para in Farhadabad union of the Hathazari upazila in Chittagong— where four children, including three siblings belonging to an ethnic minority community, died following the outbreak of an unidentified disease.

Twenty-two other children were hospitalized after exhibiting similar symptoms. The medical team collected samples from the infected children for laboratory tests and talked to their parents on Monday.

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Meanwhile, three of the infected children have been shifted to the Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (BITID), as their conditions have deteriorated.

Dr Abu Syed Md Imtriaz Hossain, health officer of Hathazari Upazila said the health condition of the remaining 19 infected children was improving.

All of the children who were hospitalized following the outbreak displayed symptoms of fever, rashes, and the common cold. 

Earlier on July 12 last year, nine Tripura children died in just four days—suffering from measles and malnutrition at a remote hilly area of Sonaichhari, in Baro Awlia, under Sitakunda upazila.