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16-30 Youths most vulnerable to dengue: BSMMU study

Male affected more

 Health & Lifestyle Desk

 Published: 10:11 PM, 30 July 2019  

Photo: Collected

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Youth between 16 to 30 years are mostly being affected by the current year’s dengue outbreak; Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) researchers found.

Professor Dr Saifullah Munshi, chairman of virology department of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), disclose the information to the journalists in a press conference on Tuesday.

Dengue was detected among 1278 (21 %) out of 6,119 persons between the January 1 and July 25, this year, said Dr Munshi.

BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Kanak Kanti Barua spoke in details about the activity of the Dengue Cell run by the University, at the beginning of the press conference.

Of the affected dengue patients, the estimated ratio between female and male is 1:2.7, he said.

At present, four serotypes of dengue have been identified and most men are usually being its worst victim, he said.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Sahana Akhter Rahman, Deputy VC (Admin) Professor Dr Muhammad Rafiqul Alam, Treasurer Professor Dr Mohammad Atiqur Rahman, Registrar Professor Dr ABM Abdul Hannan, Proctor Professor Dr Syed Mozaffar Ahmed, Director (Hospital) Brigadier General AK Mahbubul Haq, among others, attended the press conference.