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Zika Virus Threat in Bangladesh



Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.


Bangladesh confirmed on 22th March its first case of the Zika virus in an old sample of blood from a 67-year old man who had not been overseas, health ministry officials said.

"The virus was found in the man as we tested old blood samples of nearly 1,000 people afflicted with fever in 2014 and 2015," Mahmudur Rahman, director of the ministry's Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, told Reuters.

But Risk for Zika virus infection in Bangladesh is low as the countries affected by the mosquito-borne disease are far away, experts said today.

Clove : A Multi-source of Medicine


Clove is an herb. People use the oils, dried flower buds, leaves, and stems to make medicine.
Clove is used for upset stomach and as an expectorant. Expectorants make it easier to cough up phlegm. Clove oil is used for diarrhea, hernia, and bad breath. Clove and clove oil are used for intestinal gas, nausea, and vomiting.

Clove is applied directly to the gums (used topically) for toothache, for pain control during dental work, and for a complication of tooth extraction called “dry socket.” It is also applied to the skin as a counterirritant for pain and for mouth and throat inflammation. In combination with other ingredients, clove is also applied to the skin as part of a multi-ingredient product used to keep men from reaching orgasm too early (premature ejaculation).

Biotech Products in Bangladesh Pharma sector


Biotechnology is used in various fields including agriculture, food science, and pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical companies use biotechnology for manufacturing drugs, pharmacogenomics, gene therapy, and genetic testing. Biotech companies make biotechnology products (more specifically said biotech pharmaceutical products) by manipulating and modifying organisms, usually at molecular level. Today most big pharmaceutical companies are pursuing biotechnology either in house or by using an in-licensing strategy.

The common pharmaceutical biotechnology products that are made by the biotech pharmaceutical companies include, Antibodies, Proteins, and Recombinant DNA Products.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)



UTI is an infection involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. UTI is one of the commonest problems in Bangladesh. Mostly occurs in Female.

Predisposing factors are:

1. Urinary stasis
2. Dehydration
3. Infection by E.coli(90%)
4. No urination after having sex
5. Diabetes
6. Pregnancy

OTC treatment for Motion Sickness


Motion sickness, sometimes referred to as sea sickness or car sickness, which is a feeling of nausea caused by movement, often experienced in a car or on a boat. Over-the-counter motion sickness treatments include diphenhydramine, dimenhydrinate and meclizine.

Common Symptoms of motion sickness are:

  • Nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • dizziness,
  • sweating, and
  • a sense of feeling unwell.

All of these drugs prevent and relieve motion sickness in about 50% of people who use them. Adults and children over 12 can use any of these products and children age two years and older can take diphenhydramine and dimenhydrinate. For the best results, you should take these drugs about one hour before traveling and repeat as needed according to the product instructions. Drowsiness is the most commonly reported side effect of these products.

Food Poisoning Treatment


Most cases of food poisoning are mild, lasting from one to three days. Since many people do not seek medical care, their food poisoning is not diagnosed.


Though your symptoms may sound suspicious, the only way to know for sure if you have food poisoning is to test the offending food or check the stool, blood, or vomit.

Chemical or toxin food poisoning can usually be diagnosed by a description of symptoms and by testing food potentially responsible for the poisoning.

School Problems in Adolescents


School problems in adolescent are common in Bangladesh. Because school constitutes a large part of an adolescent’s existence. Difficulties in almost any area of life often manifest as school problems.


Particular school problems include
  • Fear of going to school
  • Absenteeism without permission (truancy)
  • Dropping out
  • Academic underachievement