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Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 21:01
Influenza kills 2 more infants at Karapitiya TH
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Two more infants have died of influenza that is being spread across the Southern Province for the past one and a half months.

A spokesperson at Karapitiya Teaching Hospital told our news team that two infants aged 8 months who were receiving treatment at the hospital died from the disease in the past two days.

The spokesperson noted that 18 children in the Southern Province have died from the disease thus far.

Additionally, more than 30 other children who are suspected to have contracted influenza are receiving treatment in the hospital.

However, speaking to our news team, Director of Health Services of the Southern Province, Dr G. Wijesooriya said that the number of patients seeking treatment for the disease in hospitals in the province has reduced significantly.
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