Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:15
Indian medical report on the deceased Rikilla-gaskada woman this week.
The Medical Research Institute states that the forensic report prepared by the Indian Lab concerning the woman who died at Rikilla-gas-kada Hospital due to a sudden illness will be received by the end of this week.
The samples of the patient have been sent to a laboratory in Punai, India.
The Epidemiology unit states that the cause behind the sudden death of a woman in the Rikili-gas-kadawala base hospital is not Ebola virus infection.
The director of the unit Dr. Pabha Palihawadena said that this was revealed through laboratory tests.
A woman who was in a critical state with symptoms such as high fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and muscular pains was admitted to the Rikili-gas-kadawala base hospital last Friday.
The woman died within 24 hours of admission.
Various rumours spread about her sudden death, one of which was that she was infected with ebola.
The woman has returned 3 weeks ago after a pilgrimage to Thirupathi in India.
The director of the epidemiology unit Paba Palihawadana said that however tests carried out on the remains of the deceased has ruled out ebola as the cause of death.