Several cases of anemia reported
[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 July 2000, 22:38 GMT]
A large number of patients brought from hospitals in the Vanni region to the general hospital in Vavuniya hospital for further treatment were suffering from anemia said medical sources in the northern town.
According to the sources about one third of the 296 patients brought to Vavuniya recently were suffering from anemia - a deficiency of red blood cells
They said widespread malnutrition and an outbreak of malaria in the Vanni were the main causes for the condition.