List of Outbreak Investigations in 2010 (Updated 31 December 2010)

Responded by National Rapid Response Team (NRRT)

Serial Number Outbreak notification Place of occurence Suspected Outbreak Steps Taken by IEDCR Conclusion
1. Hospital Based Nipah Surveillance,Daily Prothom Alo,January 12,2010 Village- Algi, Upazilla – Vanga, Faridpur. Encephalitis 1.Epidemiological investigation 2. Anthropological investigation 3. Animal investigation 4. Environmental investigation done on January 14, 2010 Nipah outbreak
2. Daily Star, Prothom Alo, January 17, 18, 2010 Cox’s Bazar Pneumonia 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Bacteriological investigation Pneumonia outbreak
3. Amader Somoi, March 4, 2010 Lama, Bandarban Small pox (as reported by news paper) 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Environmental investigation Chicken pox
4. Hospital B ased Nipah Surveillance, Faridpur Medical College Hospital March 7, 2010 Faridpur Nipah 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Anthropological investigation 3. Animal investigation 4. Environmental investigation done on March 8, 2010 Nipah outbreak
5. Centre for Women and Child Health (CWCH), March 12, 2010 Ashulia, Dhaka Bronchiolitis 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Laboratory investigation done on March 15, 2010 Bronchiolitis outbreak
6. Office of the Health Secretary on March 2010, following newspaper report on June 7, 2010 Barapukuria Suspected water contamination from power plant 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Anthropological investigation 3. Environmental investigation done on March 27, 2010 Investigation ongoing
7. Daily Star April 20, 2010 Ghatail upazilla, Tangail Anthrax 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Anthropological investigation 3. Environmental investigation done on April 21, 2010 Cutaneous anthrax
8. Prothom Alo, May 8, 2010 Ghatail upazilla, Tangail Anthrax 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Anthropological investigation 3. Environmental investigation done on April 21, 2010 Cutaneous anthrax
9. Event-based surveillance, June 6, 2010 Vuyapur Anthrax 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Anthropological investigation 3. Environmental investigation done on June 20, 2010 Cutaneous anthrax
10. Kaler Kontho, July 2, 2010 Nowga Unknown poisoning 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Anthropological investigation 3. Environmental investigation done on April 21, 2010 Insecticide poisoning
11. Kaler Kontho, July 9, 2010 Issharganj Mass psychogenic illness 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Anthropological investigation 3. Environmental investigation done on April 21, 2010 Mass psychogenic illness
12. Vorer Dak, July 21, 2010 Meherpur Suspected Pneumonia 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Environmental investigation on July 23, 2010 Bronchiolitis
13. Several newspaper and TV news August 18-25, 2010 Shajadpur, Sirajganj Shathia, Pabna Belkuchi, Sirajganj Kamarkhund, Sirajganj Cutaneous Anthrax 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Anthropological investigation 3. Environmental investigation done on August 19, 2010 and ongoing Cutaneous anthrax
14. Reported in the several newspapers in November 2010 Tangail Diarrhoea 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Environmental investigation done on August 19, 2010 and ongoing Cholera
15. World Food Programme and ICDDR,B and several newspapers, November 2010 Gaibandha Suspected high-energy biscuit poisoning 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Anthropological investigation 3. Environmental investigation done on August 19, 2010 and ongoing Mass psychogenic illness following WFP Biscuit Consumption
16. Newspaper reports, TV reports on December 2010 Cox’s Bazar Suspected pneumonia 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Environmental investigation Bronchiolitis outbreak
17. Newspaper reporting Narshingdi Suspected rabies 1. Epidemiological investigation 2. Anthropological investigation 3. Animal investigation 4. Environmental investigation done Rabies outbreak