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Importance of vaccination against AH1N1 stressed

Dec 18, 2010 11:33:05 AM - itnnews.lk

Health authorities have emphasized the importance of securing a vaccine to prevent from contracting the AH1N1 influenza.

12 persons have already succumbed to this disease. It has spread fast from the end of last year up to the beginning of this year. The Health Ministry said that the disease has now begun to surface. 28 cases were reported in October this year. The Ministry pointed out that the number which has already contracted the disease exceeds 200. Expectant mothers, persons who are suffering from diseases for a long period and risk groups are advised to secure the vaccine against the AH1NI influenza.