Beware AH1N1 outbreak
Nov 2, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Epidemiologist Unit of Sri Lanka has informed all sentinel hospitals about a possible outbreak of AH1N1 influenza after a number of new AH1N1 cases were detected in the country.
According to acting Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Peris, more than 20 new AH1N1 cases were found in Sri Lanka during October and a special circular has been issued to all hospitals to prepare for a possible outbreak. The Unit’s website on October 29 reported that highest number of confirmed AH1N1 cases were found in the Colombo district while several cases were also found from Gampaha, Nuwara Eliya and Kegalle districts respectively.
The Unit in a special circular under the hand of acting Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Peris said that all hospitals should be prepared to face the second wave of outbreak and all precautionary measures be followed by the health staffers under the circulars issued by the Unit in this regard earlier.