The surgical masks are on. All that is visible of the faces are the eyes, with one expression

The surgical masks are on. All that is visible of the faces are the eyes, with one expression

Figures released by the Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka's Health Ministry shows that the dengue and the Influenza A H1N1 cases are steadily rising despite extensive measures to contain the diseases.

An Indonesian women working in Coco Palm Resort in Baa Atoll has tested positive to swine flue. The tourist, an Indonesian woman was initially treated at Baa Thulhadhoo Health Center, after reporting sick and was later evacuated to Male

Sri Lankan health officials have found the first patient infected with the Influenza A-HINI (formerly Swine Flu) virus inside the country.

Dr. Anura Senanayake, the Director of the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) at Angoda confirmed that this patient was admitted to the hospital this morning.

Big pharma companies are already working on an H1N1 swine flu vaccine (Bloomberg) Even as the number of swine flu victims cross 100 in the country, Indian pharmaceutical companies are yet to start manufacturing the much-awaited vaccine as they have not received any purchase commitment from the government.

Swine flu infection cases in the country rose to 22 as one more person was found infected with the H1N1 virus yesterday.

Official sources said, the number of Swine flu infection case was 18 a week ago and three new cases were diagnosed on Sunday.

One more case of Influenza A positive, commonly known as swine flu virus, was detected on Monday raising the number of affected persons to 22 in the country, according to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research and the National Influenza Centre.

On June 11, the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the current worldwide epidemic of the new influenza virus A(H1N1), commonly called swine flu, to the status of a pandemic, the highest level of global alert. This is the first flu pandemic in 41 years. The last one was the 1968 Hong Kong flu.

Three persons of a US-based non-resident Nepali family, who landed in Kathmandu recently, have been detected with H1N1 virus (Swine Flu), which has caused a global pandemic.