Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh confirmed one more case of the deadly influenza A (H1N1) virus on Thursday, taking the total cases to eight, a health official said.
The patient, who was identified as the country’s first domestic transmission of the swine flu was believed to be infected by his friend.
On June 14, the friend returned from the United States and was confirmed to be the country’s first A/H1N1 flu patient on June 18.
The patient is now at his home in Dhaka under appropriate treatment, Head of the country’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research under the Health Ministry Mahmudur Rahman reportedly confirmed.
He also said the first diagnosed person of the deadly flu has been cured by this time, the rest seven are kept under continuous follow up and their conditions are not critical at all.
Bangladesh government has already urged people not to be panicked about swine flu as it has taken precautionary steps to combat the infectious disease.
On Wednesday, six people were tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) virus while first case of the swine flu infection in Bangladesh was detected on June 18.
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