Dengue cases cross 28,000, 2nd highest since 2000

Dengue has still not loosened its grip on the country, as infections keep piling up. Cases this year reached 28,698 yesterday, the second highest since 2000, when the country witnessed the first-ever outbreak.

Social stigma, a major barrier

Tamima, a ninth grader in a Dhaka school, was elated as the doctor at Shyamoli’s 250-bed TB Hospital discharged her following her recovery from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in early April this year.

Countries should take immediate steps to contain Monkeypox: WHO

Countries should take quick steps to contain the spread of monkeypox and share data about their vaccine stockpiles, a senior World Health Organization official said on Friday.

Black fungus patient left without treatment due to drug shortage

A patient diagnosed with black fungus (Mucormycosis) at Chattogram Medical College Hospital is not getting proper treatment due to lack of an essential drug necessary for the treatment, according to her family members.

2019 Dengue Outbreak: Uncertainty over hearing of judicial probe report

The High Court could not deliver its decision on a judicial inquiry committee’s findings over the dengue outbreak in 2019 even 16 months after the submission of the probe report.

25 affected with dengue fever in a day

At least 25 people with dengue fever were admitted to hospitals in the country in 24 hours till 8am today.

October 21, 2022
October 21, 2022

Dengue cases cross 28,000, 2nd highest since 2000

Dengue has still not loosened its grip on the country, as infections keep piling up. Cases this year reached 28,698 yesterday, the second highest since 2000, when the country witnessed the first-ever outbreak.

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Social stigma, a major barrier

Tamima, a ninth grader in a Dhaka school, was elated as the doctor at Shyamoli’s 250-bed TB Hospital discharged her following her recovery from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in early April this year.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

Countries should take immediate steps to contain Monkeypox: WHO

Countries should take quick steps to contain the spread of monkeypox and share data about their vaccine stockpiles, a senior World Health Organization official said on Friday.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

Can monkeypox become a pandemic?

Monkeypox has emerged as a new concern in a world ravaged by Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the fact that no deaths have been reported, monkeypox cases have been detected in 12 countries across Europe, North America, and Australia.

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

How prepared is Bangladesh to deal with monkeypox?

Around 80 monkeypox patients have been identified in 11 different countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning that more cases may be detected. It said it was still trying to learn more about 50 other suspects without naming any countries.

November 21, 2021
November 21, 2021

Rodents could be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-like Coronaviruses

SARS-like coronaviruses may be silent in rodents. Some ancestral rodents likely had repeated infections with SARS-like Coronaviruses, leading

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Make health sector more robust

President Abdul Hamid yesterday said Bangladesh has done better than even some developed countries in successfully tackling the pandemic.

November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021

Insulin to be free of cost for diabetic patients in future: health minister

Steps are underway to provide diabetic patients with free insulin at government hospitals in the future, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque said today.

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

The primary driver of TB transmission and its detection

The virtual 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health (WCOLH) opened on October 19, 2021, announcing three significant scientific

October 6, 2021
October 6, 2021

WHO approves first malaria vaccine to protect children in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely used on African children, potentially a major advance against a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people annually.