Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bangladesh: 14 people infected with anthrax

The infected people are Shahidul Islam, Kohinoor Begum, 55, Akhter Ali, 30, Masud Miah, 18, Shahajan Ali, 35, Piyara Begum, 40, Anower Hossain, Sahadat Hossain, Parveen Akter, Rubi, Rukhsana, Nazmul, Bithi and Imon of village Ishpasha village under Sadar upazila.

Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr. Putul Roy said the affected people were among those who slaughtered and processed the meat of an anthrax infected cow on April 4. Also, six people from the 11 families took that meat have been infected.

“On May 11, one of affected took treatment from Tangail General Hospital. On May 13 our people went to the village for diagnosis and brought all the infected people to the Tangail General Hospital,” she said. Civil surgeon Dr. Nazrul Islam said he had also visited the area.