Jun 18, 2018

Deadly influenza claims another infant

Another child receiving treatment at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital has died from the deadly Influenza that is currently sweeping across the country.

The latest victim is a two-month old infant, says hospital director - Dr. Jayampathy Senanayake.

Earlier, health education and promotion director, Epidemiologist Paba Palihawadana says that there are reports of the the flu being spread to other parts of the country.

She urges public to visit a doctor if symptoms such as fever, headaches, colds, coughs and throat aches prevail.

Noting that a patient who has been suffering from the flu and breathing difficulties for a few days should be admitted to a hospital immediately.