A/HINI influenza spreads in Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 November 2010, 05:12 GMT]
The Epidemiology Unit of the Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry Tuesday confirmed that 35 patients infected with influenza A/H1N1 have been identified in the island. 23 of them have been identified in Colombo district.

The Epidemiology Department has appealed to the people to consult medical officers if symptoms like, cold, fever, cough and sore throat prevail more than three days.

Health Ministry officials said investigation conducted into the cases of the first few patients has shown that none of them had any travel history confirming that there is an ongoing community transmission of the pandemic virus in the country.

 

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