Influenza Virus : Two deaths reported from Kandy General Hospital

Influenza Virus : Two deaths reported from Kandy General Hospital

Influenza Virus : Two deaths reported from Kandy General Hospital

Written by Staff Writer

12 Jan, 2017 | 3:03 pm

Two patients receiving treatment at the kidney ward of the Kandy General Hospital has died of the Influenza Virus. Director of the hospital, Dr. Saman Ratnayake said the two patients who died arrived at the hospital to receive blood.

Director of the Kandy General Hospital Dr. Saman Ratnayake said, a programme has been implemented to examine every patient who arrives for lung-related treatments.

Meanwhile, health units say there is a rise in the Influenza virus due to the cold weather conditions in the country ,

Specialist in CommunityMmedicine at the Family Health Bureau Dr. Kapila Jayaratne said, persons including expectant mothers who are vulnerable to such diseases should be cautious.

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