Another child dies of measles in Sitakunda
07:51 PM, July 24, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:58 PM, July 24, 2017

Another child dies of measles in Sitakunda

A child, one of the over 100 children suffering from measles at Tripura Para in Chittagong’s Sitakunda upazila, died this morning.

Nipa Tripura, 3, daughter of Suvachan and Lalmati Tripura, died at Chittagong Medical College Hospital around 9:00am due to bronchopneumonia and septicemia, said Chittagong Civil Surgeon Azizur Rahman Siddique.

Her three sisters were also suffering from measles and undergoing treatment at CMCH, he said, adding that Nipa and her younger sister Laxmi Rani, 2, were being treated at the ICU of the hospital as their condition deteriorated several days ago.

The condition of her eldest sister Rita, 5, was, however, is improving, he added.

With Nipa’s death, the death toll of children from measles in the area now stands at 10, reports our Chittagong correspondent.

A total of 78 children suffering from measles in Tripura Para of South Sonaichhari union in Sitakunda upazila was released from hospital and 23 others were undergoing treatment in CMCH and Bangladesh Tropical and Infectious Diseases at Fouzderhat.

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