A woman and her nephew died following fever in a village of Munshiganj, setting off panic among locals.
Lauhajong Upazila administration officials and a medical team of the Upazila Health Complex visited the house as the family members demanded a proper medical examination.
Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), told the Daily Star, “We are investigating the deaths. We can’t comment before we get the result.”
Meanwhile, Surveillance Medical Officer of World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Sabinul Islam and a team were on their way to Lauhajong to assess the situation.
Shamima Begum, 34, wife of Mir Jewel of Jasaldia village of Lauhajong, died around 8:00am yesterday. Their nephew Mir Abdur Rahman, 3, son of Mir Sohel, passed away around 2:00am today, our correspondent reports, quoting family members.
Both the aunt and nephew were suffering from high fever, said Mir Shiplu, brother of Mir Sohel.
“We informed Upazila Health Complex’s doctors, who visited the house and examined the body of the child.”
Meanwhile, Shamima’s body has already been buried, he added.