Bangladesh cricket superstar Shakib Al Hasan on Thursday joined a campaign to raise awareness against mosquito-borne dengue which has spread all over the country,
The campaign was held at Banani Bidyaniketan School & College. "Dengue is now nearly an epidemic in the country which has never happened before.
The virus is now spreading all over the country.
So, I think everyone should be aware about it,
" Shakib told the media.
I am not affected by dengue now but I understand how painful it can be because I suffered once before,
Under the campaign, Shakib sprayed anti-mosquito medicines on the campus of Banani Bidyaniketan School & College in the presence of its 6,500 students.
Shakib is currently out of action as he had asked for a leave for personal reasons prior to the just-concluded three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.