Director General of Health Services Dr. Jayasundara Bandara said that the influenza virus experienced by many people recently was a normal condition and it could be cured by following the doctor’s prescriptions.
“There is nothing to be worried about this condition. It is a common virus. It is necessary to avoid the contact of patients who have been infected with the virus in order to be safe. The Healthy Ministry has taken measures to prevent the effect of this virus,” he said.
He said all hospitals have been provided with the necessary medicines to cure this virus.
“Earlier we received patients who were affected with the virus from Kandy, Kilinochchci and Bibile areas. The MRI has received about 1548 samples for tests during March, and it was found that 528 were affected by the virus,” he added.