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These samples were stored in liquid nitrogen in local hospitals and transported biweekly to the IEDCR laboratory.
Samples were centrifuged in the local government community clinic, and the separated serum was stored and transported to the IEDCR laboratory in liquid nitrogen.
The IEDCR director said they recorded 113 cases of deaths caused by Nipah virus between 2001 and January 2011.
Government health authorities and hospital medical directors in surrounding areas were notified of the outbreak and encouraged to contact the IEDCR if any patients with symptoms of encephalitis from Tangail District sought treatment in a healthcare institution outside of the district.
This research investigation was funded by IEDCR, the CDC (Cooperative Agreement IUC01/CI000298-01), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (cooperative agreement #388-A-00-97-00032-00).
It is responsible for nearly two-thirds of all diarrhoea-related hospitalisations under age of five and fifty percent of all rotavirus hospitalisations are among infants age 6-11 months, Senior Scientific Officer of IEDCR Dr A S M Alamgir told BSS.
According to the study IEDCR, the severity of rotavirus is still high in Bangladesh, though impact of other diarrhoeal diseases has reduced significantly in the recent days.
Director of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora said, they have asked all the hospitals across the country to send daily reports on dengue and make the people aware about the causes, symptoms and ways to prevent such diseases.
IEDCR also requested Dhaka city corporations to intensify their mosquito control operation and run awareness campaigns against mosquito to keep clean the city.
"This training would develop and evaluate practicable and effective interventions that expose major environmental and lifestyle risk factors against NCDs and promote health in the country in an acceptable, sustainable and cost-effective manner," Director of Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora told.
University of Cambridge, University College London, the University Court of the University of Aberdeen from UK and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (icddr,b) and National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute (NHFHandRI) from Bangladesh would work for the project.
'Lack of WASH provision in healthcare facilities also increase the risk of healthcare acquired infections and undermine national and global efforts to improve maternal, neonatal and child health,' Dr ASM Alamgir, senior scientific officer of IEDCR, told the national news agency.