Another Eight Suspected Swine Flu Cases Identified From Sri Lanka
Besides the four swine flu patients reported from Sri Lanka another eight suspected swine flu patients were admitted to the IDH hospital during today Hospital Director Dr.Anura Senanayaka said.
These eight suspected swine flu patients are relatives of the four swine flu Patients so far reported and their blood samples were sent to the Medical Research Institute in Colombo for further tests he said.
Meanwhile, addressing a press briefing at the ministry of health in Colombo today Deputy Director of the Epidemeology Unit Dr.Sudath Pieris said that quarantined 187 passengers who were aboard in the flight that carried four swine flu patients to Colombo will be able go outside their homes after this Sunday.
"They arrived to the Katunayaka Air Port on last Sunday and if they do not developed the swine flu symptoms within a week then they will not getting the disease afterwards" he stressed. Their seven-day quarantine period is due to end this Sunday.
Addressing the Briefing Health Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said that Sri Lankan Authorities are taking every possible measure to stop the spreading of Swine Flu in Sri Lanka.
"Already Twenty Government Hospitals including of IDH Fever Hospital prepared as an alert for treating the swine flu patients if there is an epidemic situation " he added.
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