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By Indika Sri Aravinda

 

The Epidemiology Unit had warned that there was a risk of the AH1N1 virus re-emerging in Sri Lanka as the virus is currently spreading in India and that precautionary steps have been taken against it.

Senior Epidemiologist of the Health Ministry, Dr. Sudath Peiris told Daily Mirror online that the previous four hundred thousand vaccine stocks for the AH1N1 virus which was requested from the World Health Organization (WHO) has been distributed to island wide hospitals.

 

As a precautionary measure we have requested for another one million vaccines from the WHO to face any AH1N1 virus out brakes in the country. Steps have also been taken to provide the vaccines for free at the hospital that they have been distributed, Dr. Peiris said

 

Dr. Peiris added that the steps were taken as precautionary measure because there was a high likelihood of the virus spreading to Sri Lanka from a neighboring country such as India.  (Daily Mirror online)


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  • Deepal Sunday, 22 August 2010 02:28 AM

    Why are all these diseases hitting Sri Lanka again? Could it be a bad omen?

    Sena2 Sunday, 22 August 2010 02:30 AM

    Intelligent anticipation and steps taken commendable!

    Rajitha Sunday, 22 August 2010 06:05 AM

    so the floods in Pakistan, wild fires in Russia, landslides in china and all the other natural disasters in the world must be bad omens according to you.

    Yeti Sunday, 22 August 2010 06:15 AM

    THE END IS NIGH!

    Deepal Sunday, 22 August 2010 07:07 AM

    Yes, bad omens for those countries you have mentioned too. See what type of crimes those govts indulge in. HR violations - enough proof.

    Deepal Sunday, 22 August 2010 07:08 AM

    Yes. Talking the talk in commendable. Let's see what happens when it comes to walking the walk.

    Chairman Sunday, 22 August 2010 08:28 AM

    Can somebody elaborate, which part of India is affected now by this, any website available to check? The news doesn't indicate any detail, because every thing is news nowadays.

    nmn Sunday, 22 August 2010 08:34 AM

    dont let this one to spread like dengue otherwise ministers must search another samurdhi officer to tide to a mango tree,,,,

    Smart Aleck Sunday, 22 August 2010 01:04 PM

    Bird Flu, Swine flu, Malaria and Dengue
    Are the Gods punishing us Sri Lankan donkeys?

    samare Tuesday, 24 August 2010 06:40 AM

    What are you talking, bad omen descended upon us and is here for at least 6 years.


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