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In light of recent weather fluctuations, medical officials are cautioning the public about the potential spread of a viral infection.

Speaking to Daily Mirror, Senior Consultant Physician Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama said this can be attributed to the fluctuation in temperature and change in weather conditions.

Although not a seasonal flu, viral infections are common, but Dr. Wijewickrama warned that ignoring medical attention could lead to dangerous consequences.

“Therefore, it is essential for individuals to seek immediate medical attention if they experience persistent symptoms such as sore throat, cough, runny nose, fever accompanied by aches and pain,” he stressed.

Dr. Wijewickrama also urged people not to take antibiotics without the guidance of medical professionals.

Meanwhile, Dr. Deepal Perera, a consultant pediatrician at Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH) told the Daily Mirror that the viral infection currently spreading is referred to as an "upper respiratory viral infection."

Although there has been a slight increase in children seeking treatment for sore throat and fever, Dr. Perera emphasized that the viral infection is not spreading at an alarming rate.

Nonetheless, he noted that timely medical treatment is crucial in managing the situation effectively. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 7

  • DOT Tuesday, 17 October 2023 06:35 AM

    People are relaxing. The attention and focus has gone down after COVID control.

    D P P Prasad Tuesday, 17 October 2023 08:58 AM

    Due to the inclement weather certain areas in the districts of Matara , Gale and Rathnapura were inundated with water over the several weeks. Thus even the garbage disposal activities were also hampered and halted. Because the access roads were submerged. The diseases like dengue and diarrhoea may be spread in these areas. Therefore the general public whoever are living in the rain affected areas should be more vigilant to prevent the infectious diseases from spreading in their villages

    Dimuthu Herath Tuesday, 17 October 2023 10:23 AM

    According to Wimal Weerawansa it is a foreign intervention. Ha... Ha... Ha....

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Tuesday, 17 October 2023 10:40 AM

    What is the recommended cough Syrup for this virous infection?

    Dr. T.M. Tennakoon Tuesday, 17 October 2023 01:25 PM

    Kehliya Rambukwella, what action you have taken to wipe out this virus. Don't get drugs hereafter from India on commission basis, get down the drugs from UK and USA where you will not get your commission.

    Alam Tuesday, 17 October 2023 01:53 PM

    Gemba said it’s imf flu, WImala kumanthranya, Gnansaraya absaranaya

    jan Tuesday, 17 October 2023 04:11 PM

    Yes SRILANKANS immediately Needed Good Quality MEDECINES to Combat this Spreading Viral infection

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