DHAKA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The prevalence of A/H1N1 flu virus in Bangladesh has been on decline, said a senior official Sunday.
ASM Alamgir, a virologist of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) under the Health Ministry, told Xinhua Sunday, "The number of new flu infected patients was lower in the last one week compared to that found in the previous week."
He said a total of 34 new infected cases were detected in the last seven days across the country. With addition of the new cases, Alamgir said the total number of the flu infected patients in the South Asian country rose to 680 till Sunday from 646 on Oct.4.
Alamgir said no new district in Bangladesh was affected with flu except the earlier 21 districts. The number of flu death toll also remained three for about more than one month.
A 35-year old female flu positive patient died in Dhaka on Aug.31 which was first fatality the country has had since recording its first A/ H1N1 case on June 18.
Alamgir expressed the hope that disease will continue to decrease. He, however, said almost 99 percent of previously flu infected patients have already recovered.
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