Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh detected four more cases of the deadly Influenza A (H1N1) virus on Saturday, taking the total cases to 102, health officials said.

“The four new cases swine flu were detected on Saturday,” Head of the country’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) under the Health Ministry Mahmudur Rahman confirmed.

The government has strengthened health screening at 16 entry points of the country and trained professionals in every district hospital to contain swine flue, the officials added.

The IEDCR chief earlier advised “not to sneeze openly” and to wash hands properly as protection from the spread of the disease. “Please stay at home if you feel influenza and would be admitted to the hospital if you feel breathing problem.”

The first case of swine flu was identified in Bangladesh on June 18 this year.

The government has urged people not to be panicked about swine flu as it has taken precautionary steps to combat the infectious disease.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-22August09-4:57 pm (BST)