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OBJECTIVE A minimal cancer incidence data for Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan, is being presented here, for the years 1998-1999. The city has a population of 9,802,134; males 5,261,712 (52.6%) and females 4,540,422 (47.4%); census 1998. METHODOLOGY A predominantly mixed (passive and active) registration system has evolved in Karachi, the data(More)
Study was conducted to check the distribution and antibiotic susceptibility of Vibrio cholerae from poultry and poultry environment of Bangladesh. Isolated strains were identified following standard cultural, morphological, biochemical and serological agglutination tests. Selected V. cholerae isolates were subjected to 11 antibiotics using disc diffusion(More)
A total of 225 carbonated soft drink (CSD) samples from nine brands, from various locations in five metropolitan cities of Bangladesh were examined to determine their bacteriological quality. Most samples were not in compliance with microbiological standards set by organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO). Pseudomonas aeruginosa was the(More)
15 Present study was conducted to determine the levels of Salmonella spp. mediated contamination in samples collected from poultry and poultry environments in Bangladesh and to determine the antibiotic resistance trait in those pathogens. A total of 300 samples were collected from five different sources (cloacal swab, intestinal fluid, egg surface, hand(More)
An investigation was carried out for fifteen plant species, cultivated widely as vegetable crops in Bangladesh, belonged to six different families to measure their affinity in harbouring symbiotic association with mycorrhizal fungi. Fourteen out of the fifteen species were having developed VA-mycorrhizal colonization in their root tissues with a range of 7%(More)
Isolation and identification of Vibrio cholerae from poultry and poult ry e n v ironment of Bangladesh were made to check their dis tribution and suscept ib ilit y to selected antimirobials . Isolated s trains were identified following s tandard cultural and biochemical tes ts followed by confirmation with latex agglutination tes t of several polyvalent(More)
  • Farhana Rahman, Saidul Alam, S. M. Nazmul Hassan, Muhammad Ali Akond
  • 2016
This report unearths rural scenario in Bangladesh at existing perspectives of arsenic contamination in terms of health crisis and health seeking behavior, traditional remedial practices, social behavior and implications at multidimensional magnitude; and the underlying factors influencing all these parameters to aid policy making to address the crisis more(More)
BACKGROUND More countries are using verbal autopsy as a part of routine mortality surveillance. The length of time required to complete a verbal autopsy interview is a key logistical consideration for planning large-scale surveillance. METHODS We use the PHMRC shortened questionnaire to conduct verbal autopsy interviews at three sites and collect data on(More)
About 30% poultry samples harboured Aeromonas spp. Sensitivity tests of 100 selected strains against 12 antibiotics revealed that 20 100% were resistant to nine and 18 85% were sensitive to eight antibiotics, respectively. All isolates showed multiple resistance to six to nine antibiotics and thus pose a risk for both chicken farms and public health.(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate and timely data on cause of death are critically important for guiding health programs and policies. Deaths certified by doctors are implicitly considered to be reliable and accurate, yet the quality of information provided in the international Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) usually varies according to the personnel(More)
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