Human Cases of Avian Influenza in Bangladesh

Two cases avian influenza (H5N1) have been reported in the Kamalapur area of Dhaka.  The first case is a one year old girl and second is a 2 year old boy.  The boy was diagnosed after increased surveillance following the identification of the girl’s illness.  The only other human case of H5N1 in Bangladesh was in 2008 in the same area as the current two cases.

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