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From the Editor

From the Editor

Dengue fever is an infectious disease carried by mosquitoes and caused by any of four related dengue viruses: DEN-1. DEN-2, DEN-3, DEN-4. This disease is also called “break-bone” fever because it sometimes causes severe joint and muscle pain that feels like bones are breaking, hence the name. You can get dengue virus infections from the…
Dengue

Dengue

How Dengue shock occur? Macrophage and monocyte infection by the Dengue virus sets off a chain of reactions causing release of cytokines and vaso active mediators resulting in increased capillary permeability and leakage of fluid into tissue spaces. This causes hypotension and shock. If there is excessive bleeding from any site the resulting blood…
Dengue and severe dengue

Dengue and severe dengue

Key facts •    Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection. •    The infection causes flu-like illness, and occasionally develops into a potentially lethal complication called severe dengue. •    The global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. About half of the world's…
Children over six may be at greater risk of dengue infection

Children over six may be at greater risk of dengue infection

A new study with icddr,b identifies various household and community level risk factors that increase the risk of Dengue fever virus (DENV) infection. Children older than 6 years of age are more likely to be infected by this mosquito-borne pathogen. This may be connected to the fact that they spend more time in crowded places such as schools and parks,…
Monsoon season & dengue fever

Monsoon season & dengue fever

In Bangladesh there were Dengue outbreaks in 2000 (5,555 cases and 93 deaths); 2001(2,430 cases and 44 deaths) and 2002 (6,104 cases and 58 deaths). Thanks to improvements in management protocols and dissemination of knowledge among the general public, deaths related to Dengue outbreaks have decreased. But it is good to remember that second or third…
Respiratory diseases rising steadily

Respiratory diseases rising steadily

Because of air and other forms of environmental pollution respiratory diseases are on the rise in Bangladesh. These diseases lead to a significant number of deaths annually. Besides the unacceptable rate of fatality, access to proper diagnosis and subsequent treatment are unfortunately  limited. In this context, we, the Stethoscope Team interviewed…
Detecting and controlling emerging and re-emerging infections

Detecting and controlling emerging and re-emerging infections

Detection of emerging and re-emerging infections is important both locally and internationally, with the potential for rapid and global dissemination of infectious  agents. Our work depends on extensive surveillance platforms and close collaboration with local and international partners to identify and respond to disease outbreaks. We have a long-standing…
Nummular dermatitis symptoms and diagnosis

Nummular dermatitis symptoms and diagnosis

Sophie Mullany, BSc Nummular dermatitis, also known as nummular eczema or discoid eczema, is a long-term skin condition involving the development of small circular lesions on the skin. What does nummular dermatitis look like? This disorder, which is a form of eczema, is typically characterized by coin-shaped spots on the skin. The name derives from…
Scientists identify two potential new drug targets for treatment of HIV

Scientists identify two potential new drug targets for treatment of HIV

Johns Hopkins scientists report they have identified two potential new drug targets for the treatment of HIV. The finding is from results of a small, preliminary study of 19 people infected with both HIV-; the virus that causes AIDS-; and the hepatitis C virus. The study revealed that two genes-; CMPK2 and BCLG, are selectively activated in the presence…
Doctors continue to link screen time to poor health in children

Doctors continue to link screen time to poor health in children

 ANNA CHACON According to a new scientific advisory statement release by the American Heart Association, time spent on "screens" (computers, phones, tablets, video games, television and other outlets) is associated with increased hours of inactivity in children and teens, which has long been associated with poor cardiovascular health…
Breast-feeding suffers in homes with smokers: Study

Breast-feeding suffers in homes with smokers: Study

New mothers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home stop breast-feeding sooner than those in smoke-free households, researchers report. "Just being in a smoking household -- whether it was the husband, mother or member of the extended family -- reduced the time that a child was breast-fed," said study author Marie Tarrant. She directs…
Women doctors 'best for female heart patients'

Women doctors 'best for female heart patients'

Women who have a heart attack are more likely to survive if they are treated by a female doctor in hospital, a major US study suggests. An analysis of 580,000 heart attack cases over 19 years found 13.3% died after being treated by a man compared with 12% who were cared for by a woman. Their chances were also improved if treated by a male doctor who…
FDA approves Krintafel to treat malaria

FDA approves Krintafel to treat malaria

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, under Priority Review, single-dose Krintafel (tafenoquine), an antimalarial for the radical cure (prevention of relapse) of Plasmodium vivax malaria. What is Krintafel? Krintafel is a prescription medicine used to treat malaria caused by a parasite called Plasmodium vivax in patients…
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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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