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Friday, 31 March 2017 - 13:18
New fever spreads across the country- Health Ministry
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A fever having similar symptoms to influenza A(H1N1) virus is spreading across the island, Ministry of Health says.

Its Director General Dr. Jayasundara Bandara urged patients with fever, cold and cough to seek immediate medical assistance.

The ministry pointed out that children, pregnant mothers, elderly people and those with low immunization are at greater risk.

At least 17 people have died of influenza virus in the Central Province.

Meanwhile, a total of 26115 dengue patients were reported from across the island.

Most of them were from Western Province and Trincomalee.

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