Bangladesh

Two cases of bird flu found in Bangladesh

Two cases of bird flu found in BangladeshDhaka [Bangladesh], Jan.24 : The Government of Bangladesh has confirmed two outbreaks of H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry in the last week.

According to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Bangladesh health ministry, the first case of bird flu was found on a poultry farm in Dhamrai, just outside Dhaka.

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Bangladesh's 'Tree Man' has successful surgery, hopes to return to work!

Bangladesh's 'Tree Man' has successful surgery, hopes to return to work!Dhaka: A 26-year-old Bangladeshi father, dubbed as 'Tree Man' due to massive barb-like warts growing on his hands and feet, underwent a successful surgery last Sunday.

It is said that the warts started to appear on Abdul Bajander, who hails from the southern province of Khulna, around a decade ago, but it was not until January this year that he was admitted to the medical centre in the Bangladeshi capital.

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Amartya Sen links Dhaka movement with his fight against cancer

Amartya-SenDhaka, Feb 2 : Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has linked his fight against cancer to the movement for protecting Bengali language and culture in then East Pakistan, saying the two coincided in 1952.

Sen was 18 then and the doctors pronounced that he had cancer, giving him only five years to live.

"I was a student in Kolkata when people here (Bangladesh) were fighting for language," Sen said in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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37 Bangladeshis died due to AIDS in 2010

HIV-AIDSDhaka, Dec 1 : Thirty-seven people died this year due to AIDS as the total number of HIV/AIDS cases in Bangladesh rose to over 2,000, the country's health minister said Wednesday.

The number of AIDS cases rose to 2,088, compared to 1,745 in 2009, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ruhul Huq said at a programme organised in the Bangladesh capital on the World AIDS Day, Xinhua reported.

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Bangladesh seeks FAO help in testing for tainted powder milk

Dhaka - Authorities in Bangladesh have sought assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations for testing of imported milk powder suspected of containing the industrial chemical melamine, media reports said Wednesday.

The government has handed over samples of eight brands of powdered milk to the UN agency for testing of the baby formula in overseas labs to cross-check the test results in local laboratories.

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Bangladesh warns against contaminated Chinese milk powder

Dhaka  - Authorities in Bangladesh have warned against using milk powder imported from China after it confirmed the presence of melamine in one of three brands of baby formula available in Bangladesh, an official said Wednesday.

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Bangladesh bans Chinese powdered milk amid health panic

Dhaka - Bangladesh imposed a ban on the sale and import of powder milk from China Monday after laboratory tests found samples contaminated by a chemical substance, officials said.

The Ministry of Health also warned the people against the use of tainted powdered milk from three major Chinese companies for making local sweets and baby food.

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First Bangladeshi baby from frozen embryo born

Dhaka - A team of doctors in Bangladesh delivered the country's first baby born of a frozen embryo in a local hospital, after failing in five earlier attempts, officials said Saturday.

The baby girl, named Apsara meaning "beautiful" by the hospital staff, was born via Caesarian section conducted by gynaecologist Dr Rashida Begum who led the five-member team at the state-run Dhaka Medical College Hospital late Friday.

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Bangladesh braces for water-borne disease epidemic

Dhaka - Doctors, paramedics and health workers were braced Friday across Bangladesh to face a raging epidemic of water-borne disease that causes rapid dehydration of the body and can be fatal, health ministry officials said.

Authorities of the international Cholera Hospital in the capital Dhaka opened new wards and set up tents in the parking lot of the hospital to cope with the increasing rush of patients struck by diarrhoea, cholera and other intestinal diseases.

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