Bangladesh Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque confirmed the death of a
Bangladeshi in Mexico citing Mexican officials.
Mexico's National Epidemiological Centre
said that the only foreign national among the dead was a Bangladeshi man who had been in the
country for six months working as a street vendor.
He also said the government was put on
alert after Mexican officials confirmed that one of eight people who died of
swine flu there was from Bangladesh.
Health minister said
that Bangladesh officials have been working closely with the World
Health Organization (WHO) as officials in Mexico work to pin down the origin of
the H1N1 swine flu.
Matiur Rahman Chowdhury has the details.