First case of H1N1 flu detected in Sri Lanka UPDATES
Another two people have been detected with swine flu. Both are relatives of the 8 year boy who came to Sri lanka from Australia. This puts the total number of reported swine flu cases in Sri Lanka to four.
COLOMBO, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Another two A/H1N1 flu cases have been detected in Sri Lanka, adding the total affected to four, the Sri Lankan government said Saturday.
The Department of Government Information said in a statement that the two new victims are also close relatives of the first A/H1N1 flu patient, an eight-year-old boy. All patients arrived in Sri Lanka from Australia last Sunday.
A six year boy is the second person in Sri lanka reported to have swine flu. The boy is a cousin of the 8-year-old boy confirmed carrying the A/H1N1 virus on Tuesday.
The second confirmed case of A/ H1N1 flu has been detected in Sri Lanka,the island's health officials said Wednesday.
A senior official from the Epidemiologi Unit of the Ministry of Health said the patient is a cousin of the 8-year-old boy confirmed carrying the A/H1N1 virus on Tuesday.
Visitors to Sri lanka are requested to fill a set of forms giving details of their health when entering Sri Lanka via the airport or harbor to detect whether they are carrying the virus.
Health Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said that the government has decided to get a complete written report over the health condition of visitors when they reach the country through the airport or the harbour.
According to the Minister all visitors are required to fill a Health Information Form at the airport or the harbour and hand it over to Quarantine Department officials for screening.
The Health Ministry has already instructed the Department of Immigration and Emigration not to allow the visitors who fail to fill the form to enter the country.
An eight year boy who arrived from Australia over the weekend is said to have swine flu. This is the first confirmed swine flu case in Sri lanka.
COLOMBO, June 16 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has identified its first case of the H1N1 flu virus in a young patient who arrived from Australia over the weekend, the government said on Tuesday. "We have detected the first swine flu case in Sri Lanka. He is an 8-year-old Sri Lankan living in Australia. He has come to Sri Lanka via Singapore with a family of five. Only he has tested positively for H1N1 and is being treated," Health Minister Nimal Siripala DeSilva told reporters.
The boy's brother is said to also be infected with Swine Flu. He has been detained at the Singapore Airport on his way to Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, a brother of the sick boy has been detained at the Singapore Airport on his way to Sri Lanka. He has also been infected with Swine Flu, Singapore authorities have informed Sri Lankan authorities.
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