COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s well being officers on Thursday stated 14 youngsters had died from a viral fever which was spreading in southern Sri Lanka and urged the general public to take security well being measures to stop its unfold.
Director of the Karapitiya Instructing Hospital in southern Sri Lanka, Dr. Jayampathi Senanayake instructed the journalists that out of the 14 deaths, 13 had been reported in Karapitiya whereas one was reported in Colombo.
All youngsters who had died had been beneath 2 years of age. In line with medical doctors, the signs of the virus embrace fever, cough, chilly and headache. The sufferers then develop respiration issues which results in pneumonia.
Well being officers on the Karapitiya Hospital stated that at current 49 sufferers had been admitted on the hospital, with the suspected viral fever.
Out of the 49, four had been adults whereas the remaining had been youngsters. Not one of the sufferers had been in a critical situation.
In line with Dr. Senanayake, the hospital had taken all precautionary measures to curb the unfold of the viral flu. He nonetheless urged the general public to hunt instant medical consideration in the event that they develop a fever.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday instructed well being authorities to take instant measures to manage the unfold of the viral flu.
Well being officers earlier declared that the viral flu was attributable to the Influenza and Adino viruses and impacts youngsters who’re lower than two years outdated.