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The Maldives Centre for Community Health and Disease Control (CCHDC) has said it is not advising people against travelling to Sri Lanka despite concerns about a recent rise in the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus in the country, adding that no cases of the disease have been confirmed in the Maldives of late according to the Maldivian new website, minivannews.

According to the CCHDC, data from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition’s Epidemiology Unit has recorded 342 cases of the disease, which in turn has been linked to 22 deaths in the country. Sri Lankan authorities have said that the country, particularly around the city of Colombo, is undergoing an “epidemic of Pandemic Influenza”, with 65 cases of H1N1 occurring just last week – between December 13 to December 19 – resulting in nine deaths across the country.

An official from the CCHDC told Minivan News that it was not calling for any travel restrictions as a result of the influenza report, but added that the centre did urge any travellers to be cautious when visiting the country.



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    exaggeration of Media

    Dilum-Canada Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:36 AM

    This is the best time that we could bring down the Vaccine for the H1N1 Influenza Virus so that we could stop spreading the disease.

    Dilhan - Dubai Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:54 AM

    their intension is to let down SL tourism industry indirectly since we have already taken over them in this year,

    malkanthi Wednesday, 29 December 2010 07:24 AM

    I think the HINI influenza virus originates from the house of diyawanna, since this is contacted from swine.


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