Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bangladesh: Four die of ‘mysterious’ disease in Manikganj

Four people, including a couple, died of an unknown disease at Hafeznagar village in Shibalaya upazila of the district in the last two weeks.

The victims are Sajeda Begum, 40, her husband Md Akkas Ali, 45, mother Swarupjan Begum, 55, and neighbour Md Badal Mia, 36.
Badal Mia and Sajeda Begum died at Dhaka Community Hospital on March 28 and 29. Sajeda’s mother Swarupjan Begum died on way to Dhaka on March 28, while her husband Md Akkas Ali at Monno General Hospital in Manikganj on March 14, family sources said.

Shibalaya Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr MA Halim Mollah quoted Prof Abdul Alim, head of medicine department at Dhaka Community Hospital, as saying that Sajeda Begum and Md Badal Mia died of viral encephalitis. However, Manikganj Civil Surgeon Dr Siddheswar Majumder said they are yet to identify the disease.