Thirty eight more children have been affected by the ‘unknown’ disease at hilly Tripurapara in Sitakunda upazila, after the death of nine children.
These children are now undergoing treatment at hospitals.
According to Chittagong district civil surgeon Azizur Rahman Siddique, these 38 children are free from danger.
Earlier, nine children reportedly died of the mysterious disease and 46 others fell ill in hilly Tripurapara of Situakunda in four days till Wednesday. Six other children were affected by the disease on Thursday.
Meanwhile, a special team of physicians of the Health Ministry came to Tripurapara on Thursday and collected the blood samples of the affected children..