Health Ministry from Sri Lanka to import ‘Novel A/H1N1 2009’ vaccine
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- 11 / 22 / 2009
Nearly 258 cases of the new Influenza disease have been reported from many parts of the island. SO far, five deaths have been reported. The Health Ministry believes that there could be many more persons infected with the viral disease throughout the country. Meanwhile, the Ministry has decided to utilise two varieties of bacteria imported from Cuba to treat the diseases leptros pyrosis and dengue.
The Cuban Ambassador in Sri Lanka who met the Minister of Health recently has requested to use the BTI Bacteria to confront the mosquitoes spreading the Dengue disease and the biorat bacteria to control leptros pyrosis.