Great risk of spreading Malaria in the country through foreigners

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 13:25


Today is the World Malaria Day.

However, speaking to Hiru news team, Director of Malaria Prevention Movement, Doctor Hemantha Herath, even though Sri Lanka is currently Malaria-proof, a great risk of spreading Malaria again in the country due to foreigners visiting the country with the disease.

Furthermore, he said that the Health officers’ office established at the BIA checks whether the foreigners who enter into country suffers from Malaria or not.

Presently, 18 foreign victims have been identified with Malaria, he said.

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