An Awareness Program on Chikungunya was held in Asgar Ali Hospital premises today. CEO and Director Medical Services, Prof. Dr. Zabrul SM Haque inaugurated the program with welcoming speech. Dr. A.B.M Sarwar-E-Alam, Consultant, Internal Medicine was the key note speaker.
He talked about the disease and how it virally spreading by infected (Aedesaegypti) mosquitoes. He mentioned about the most common symptoms like fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include headache, backache, muscle pain, rash etc.
Dr. Sarwar-E-Alam also mentioned that there is no specific vaccine or treatment for this disease yet, only Paracetamol can be used as painkiller. Also physiotherapy can be useful for this disease. Both Prof. Dr. Zabrul SM Haque and Dr. A.B.M Sarwar-E-Alam shared their experiences on few of their cases of Chikungunya.