Several thousands infected with Chikungunya
Published : Wednesday, 5 July, 2017
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Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne microorganism malady, has taken a heavy flip within the capital and alternative components of the country as several new cases square measure being detected each day.

Medical sources aforesaid dozens of latest patients square measure being admitted to hospitals and clinics daily. One or 2 members of most families square measure being infected with the malady.

Some 2,000 people, together with kids, have, so far, been infected with Chikungunya, sources at the board of directors of Health Services aforesaid on weekday.

The patients were admitted to completely different public and personal hospitals across the country.

Health specialists aforesaid the amount of patients with the microorganism influenza are high.

The board of directors of Health Services has opened associate emergency room to receive data regarding Chikungunya cases.

Doctors are given orientation on Chikungunya in order that they'll identification the malady properly and provides medication consequently.

Dhaka Medical faculty and Hospital, Sir Salimullah Medical faculty and Mitford Hospital and martyr Suhrawardy Medical faculty and Hospital receive dozens of latest patients each day.

The number of patients was over one hundred at the 3 hospitals within the capital in recent times.

Fazlul Azim, a resident of Mohammadpur space, aforesaid his all members of the family are infected with Chikungunya. They are taking bed rest.

The malady is spreading quick as dipteran menace has multiplied in recent times, however the authorities involved don't seem to be taking adequate measures to combat the menace, many said.

Mayor Syed Khokon aforesaid on weekday that capital of Bangladesh South town Corporation is functioning to examine the Chikungunya happening.

“We hope that the malady are brought in restraint within the next four or six weeks,” he added.
Some thirty five areas of the capital, together with Dhanmondi thirty two, Dhanmondi 9/A, Sector four and Sector nine of Uttara, Madhya Badda, Gulshan 1, Lalmatia, Pallabi, Moghbazar, Malibagh Chowdhury Para, Rampura, Tejgaon, Banani, Noyatola, Kuril, Pirerbag, Rayerbazar, Shyamali, Monipuripara, Mohammadpur, Mohakhali, Mirpur-1 and Korail slum are known as risky for Chikungunya.

Prof Dr antiballistic missile Abdullah told the daily sun that the capital is witnessing the second happening of Chikungunya when a niche of 3 months into the primary unfold.

He suggested all to not be panic over the outbreaks of the malady as there's no mortality from the malady.

“Symptoms of Chikungunya seem between four and 7 days when someone is bitten by associate infected dipteran. Chikungunya is defined by associate abrupt onset of high fever [104°F] oft amid joint pain,” he mentioned.

Other symptoms embrace muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. The joint pain is commonly terribly enervating, however typically lasts for a couple of days or could also be prolonged to at least one associated an 0.5 months, he explained.

A medical practitioner of Bangabandhu sheik Mujib Medical University told the daily sun that almost all usually the mosquitoes concerned in spreading the malady square measure Aedes aegypti and mosquito, 2 species which may additionally transmit alternative mosquito-borne viruses, together with dandy fever.

“There isn't any specific medication treatment for Chikungunya. If fever is high, paracetamol is taken on physicians’ recommendation and a lot of fluid ought to be taken for recovery from the malady,” he explained.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mahomet Nasim aforesaid there's nothing to be upset regarding Chikungunya.

“We have asked capital of Bangladesh town companies to require a curriculum to kill mosquitoes,” he added.

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