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On average, only 30-40% of the global fishery production is consumed fresh and the rest 60-70% is processed for human consumption and other purposes. Although the proportion of the total fishery production that are processed remained relatively stable over the last decade, the total bulk of processed fishery commodity increased due to the steady increase in(More)
In Bangladesh the exposure of millions of inhabitants to water from (shallow) tube wells contaminated with high geogenic loads of arsenic is a major concern. As an alternative to the costly drilling of deep wells, the return to the use of surface water as a source of drinking water is considered. In addition to the well-known hazards of water borne(More)
Cyanobacterial blooms commonly appear during the summer months in ponds, lakes and reservoirs in Bangladesh. In these areas, fish mortality, odorous water and fish and human skin irritation and eye inflammation have been reported. The influence of physicochemical factors on the occurrence of cyanobacteria and its toxin levels were evaluated in natural and(More)
A very serious problem in aquaculture arising from modern technology is pollution. One of the widespread types of pollution is the addition of large quantities of inorganic nutrients, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus to freshwater lakes and ponds. Now days with gradual increase of aquaculture, especially intensive and semi-intensive aquaculture, high(More)
The purpose of this research was to analyze the underlying mechanisms and contributing factors related to the seasonal dynamic of harmful algal blooms in a shallow eutrophic pond, Bangladesh during September 2005-July 2006. Two conspicuous events were noted simultaneously throughout the study period: high concentration of phosphate-phosphorus (>3.03; SD(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common organisms causing nosocomial and community acquired infections worldwide (Prabhu et al., 2011). These bacteria can cause a wide range of infections from mild folliculitis to potentially fatal systemic illnesses such as bacteremia or endocarditis (Seifi et al., 2012). Antibiotic resistance in this organism has(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine frequency of substance abuse and the commonest substance of abuse among medical and non-medical undergraduates. STUDY DESIGN Survey report. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Dow International Medical College, Karachi, from June 2012 to August 2012. METHODOLOGY Semester VIII students from Dow International Medical College, Dow(More)
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