Written by Staff Writer
10 Jun, 2018 | 7:41 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Director of Health Services of the Southern Province, Dr.G. Wijesuriya says the rate of Influenza A patients being reported in the Southern Province has decreased.
He said the number of new patients, admitted to hospitals had decreased, adding that there around 200 patients contracted with the virus currently receiving in-house treatment.
Dr.Wijesuriya said the spread of the Influenza A virus could be controlled in the next 3 weeks. According to Dr.Wijesuriya, 17 patients have died so far from the virus.
Meanwhile, Health Officials say there is a high risk of Influenza A spreading in other provinces, although the spread of the virus is controlled in the Southern Province.
The Epidemiology Unit said a number of patients have been reported in several other areas of the island, as well.
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