Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh confirmed one more case of the deadly Influenza A (H1N1) virus on Saturday, taking the total cases to 28, health officials said.
A 42-year old male traveler, who had returned from Indonesia, was diagnosed positive for the strain that is responsible for swine flu at Zia International Airport in Dhaka on Saturday morning, Head of the country’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) under the Health Ministry Mahmudur Rahman confirmed.
He also said among the 28 cases detected so far, 24 recovered fully and the other four were under supervision of the health directorate at their respective homes and kept isolated from family members.
The first case of swine flu infection in the country was detected on June 18.
The government has already urged people not to be panicked about swine flu as it has taken precautionary steps to combat the infectious disease.
BBN/SS/SI/AD-26July09-2:04 am (BST)