Tue, 28 June 2022
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Turkish passenger at Dhaka airport shows monkeypox symptoms

Update : 07 Jun 2022, 16:40

A 32-year-old Turkish citizen was sent to the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Mohakhali area this noon as health officials identified monkeypox symptoms on him during passenger screening at Dhaka airport.

He had flown to Dhaka from Turkey via a Turkish Airlines flight at around 2:00pm today (June 7), according to The Daily Star report.

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus, part of the same family as smallpox, though typically less severe.

"The passenger had rash on his body. He did not produce any document whether this was any skin disease. So, we have sent him to the hospital for further investigation," Dr Shahriar Sajjat, health director at Dhaka airport, told The Daily Star.

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