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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

No case of Ebola in Sri Lanka

No case of Ebola in Sri Lanka
No case of Ebola in Sri Lanka

Ebola Virus 

The Ministry of Health says that there is no case of Ebola virus disease reported in the country and there is no need to panic about it. The Director of the Epidemiological Unit of the Ministry of Health Dr. Paba Palihawadana said,they do not suspect that the death of an individual in Rikillagaskada Base Hospital caused by the Ebola virus. 

However, the Government Information Department says that the blood samples of the suspected Ebola virus victim has been sent to the Medical Research Institute in Borella, as a precautionary action. The authorities suspect this death could have been caused due to Rat Fever. 

According to the hospital sources, the deceased had several symptoms of the disease including a high fever, vomiting, diarrhea and redness in the eyes.

There have been no reported cases of Ebola in India so far but a Nigerian woman on route to India has died in the UAE after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. Symptoms of the virus take between two days to three weeks to become apparent. The virus spreads through contact with infected individuals body fluid.

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