According to the Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research(IEDCR), until June 23, there have been a total of seven reported cases of the swine flu (H1N1) in Bangladesh. Recently, six people who had travelled to the United States returned were tested positive. The affected people are between ages of two and half to 20 years old.
Professor Mahmudur Rahman, the Director of IEDCR has said that the conditions of the afflicted individuals were not severe and they are currently undergoing treatment in their homes.
On June 18, the first case of swine flu in Bangladesh was detected when a 19 year old male who had returned from the US, had been infected with the H1N1 flu.
The IEDCR Director has said that they have taken precautions against swine flu by having passengers checked by physicians at all international airports in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet and seaports in Chittagong and Mongla.
So far, the pandemic has killed 231 people and infected more than 52,000 people in 100 countries till June 22.