One more dies of A/H1N1 Flu in Bangladesh
Another person died of A/H1N1 flu Friday night at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, bringing Bangladesh's A/H1N1 related death toll to two, leading English newspaper the Daily Star reported.
Victim Abdus Sobhan, 20, a day laborer from Mohammadpur of Dhaka District, was admitted to the hospital at 6:00 pm with severe respiratory complications, said Sobhan's father, Xinhua reported.
He said his son had been suffering from fever and respiratory problems for three days.
Earlier, a woman died of A/H1N1 flu at the city's Labaid Hospital on Aug. 30.
Meantime, six more people were tested positive for A/H1N1 flu virus Friday, raising the number of A/H1N1 flu patients to 281 across the country, the Daily Star reported.
Senior Scientific Officer Mushtaq Husain of the country's Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) under the Health Ministry said A/H1N1 flu here is mild in nature.
"Only two percent of the people infected with A/H1N1 flu require anti-viral drugs while one percent might need intensive care," the Daily Star quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile, experts welcomed the ministry's decision to make anti-viral drugs available on the market.
Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque said an individual having prescription from a registered medical practitioner can buy the anti-viral drugs.