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Infant dies of dengue fever in Mymensingh

Published: August 24, 2019 18:47:14 | Updated: August 27, 2019 10:34:56


A five-month old baby has died of dengue fever in Mymensingh amid a massive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease across Bangladesh, reports bdnews24.com.

The infant, Zarif Hossain, passed away during treatment at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) early on Saturday morning, said the hospital's Deputy Director Dr Laxmi Narayan Majumder.

Zarif was the son of Arif Hossain, a resident of Mymensingh city's Shikarikanda area.
He was taken to a hospital in Gazipur where he tested positive for dengue a few days ago. Zarif underwent treatment at the Gazipur hospital before being admitted to MMCH around 5am on Saturday when his condition worsened.

"Zarif died after all his organs stopped functioning," said Dr Laxmi Narayan.

Five people have died while undergoing treatment for dengue at the hospital so far, he added.

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