2 die of unknown disease
A college girl and a farmer have died due to an unknown disease while another is fighting for life at Jhenidah Sadar Hospital following attack of the disease.
The deceased are second year student of Shahidul Islam College Asma Khatun, 21, daughter of Abul Hossain of Shamanta village, and Enamul Hossain, 27, son of Nur-Islam of Kola village in Moheshpur upazila.
Asma died at the upazila health complex on March 29 while Enamul at his home on April 3.
Asma's father said his daughter at first got pimple on her body and then felt severe chest and abdomen pains on March 26.
She was then admitted to the health complex where she died three days later, he said.
“My wife Sokhina is now under treatment at the hospital with acute chest and abdomen pains,” said Abul Hossain.
On the other hand, Enamul died following attack of the same disease five days ago, said family sources.
Dr Mokarram Hossain, consultant of medicine of Jhenidah Sadar Hospital, said Sokhina now relieves from pains a bit.
“It might be a viral disease. An investigation team from Dhaka visited the hospital. As per their suggestions, we are treating her,” he said.
A four-member team led by Dr Mahbubur Rahman, medical scientist of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), visited the affected villages and hospital yesterday and collected blood and urine of Sokhina, said Civil Surgeon Dr Abdus Salam.
“We can give details about the unknown disease after getting report of the medical test,” he said.