A disease similar to dengue fever has staged a come back to Bangladesh after one year, leaving at least 47 people infected in last couple of days.
Expert physicians have warned that the situation could be alarming if preventive measures were not taken immediately.
This aedes albopictus mosquito-borne viral disease first time detected in Bangladesh in 2008 and last time it returned in 2009.
The symptoms of the disease are: continuous fever in the body and pain in joints.
Experts in the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research said a total of 47 cases have been reported to them so far.
Of them, highest 32 people have been infected at Dohar, 12 in Chapai Nawabganj district and three in capital Dhaka city.
Environmental factors have been blamed for the spread of the disease, origin of which is in Rajshahi, a northern district of Bangladesh.
Source: bdnews24.com, local TV channels