24 May 2022, 22:26

No patient of Monkeypox detected in country: BSMMU VC

DHAKA, May 24, 2022 (BSS) - Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
(BSMMU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Md Sharfuddin Ahmed today said that no
Monkeypox patient has been detected in the country yet.

"No patient of Monkeypox is detected yet. Don't be panicked with any rumor
regarding it," he said while reading a written statement to this end at an
emergency press conference held at BSMMU here.

In his written statement, he also mentioned that a post went viral on
Facebook platform on Monday last saying that the first patient of Monkeypox
was identified at BSMMU, which is a rumor nothing else.

BSMMU VC sought cooperation from the media personnel and Counter Terrorism
and Transnational Crime (CTTC), a specialized branch of Bangladesh Police, in
curbing the rumors regarding the spread of Monkeypox in Bangladesh and
finding the rumor-mongers.

"There is no information about the admission of Monkeypox patients in our
database," he reiterated.

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