Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sri Lanka alerted of A1H1

Sri Lanka health sector is alerted on New Influenza (A1H1) with a death reported from Mahamodara hospital in Galle.

A patient who had not responded to ICU treatments given to pneumonia died in Mahamodara hospital yesterday. Health authorities suspect the patient sufered from A1H1.

However, the matter has not been confirmed and the investigations are underway, hospital sources say. A time of a week is expected to verify the cause of death of the patient.

Meanwhile, Kamala Jayasinghe, the Director of Medical Supply Unit, said that the Ministry of Health has sufficient stocks of medication needed in case of a sudden eruption of A1H1.

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