Navigation Links
Chikungunya Reaches Sri Lanka

An outbreak of the dreaded mosquito-borne fever, Chikunguniya in Sri lanka has been confirmed by health officials. Around 5000 people are feared to be infected.//

Symptoms of Chikungunya are high fever,severe joint and muscular pain, headache, body ache and vomiting in some cases. Health experts say the disease weakens the immune system making people succumb to other ailments.

Sri Lanka is already struggling to control the spread of dengue fever as monsoon rains have created breeding conditions for mosquitoes that carry the disease.

Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe, director of the Epidemiology branch of the Health Department, said 50 cases have been reported and blood samples sent for testing have been confirmed by a Thai and an Indian research lab and 3 labs in Colombo.

'We have got some samples down to Colombo and we handed them over to five different laboratories. All five have reported it as Chikungunya,' Abeysinghe said. 'You could say it is (an epidemic).'

'We have confirmed there is an outbreak going on in Kalmunai, Mannar, Batticaloa, Puttalam and some parts of Colombo city,' he added. 'It is in densely populated pockets.'

'There are several different fevers. Not all fevers reported are Chikungunya,' he said, but bird flu was 'very, very unlikely because there are no respiratory symptoms, no cough or cold or anything like that'.

Dr. A. Ketheeswaran, the director of provincial health services for Jaffna, said 'In Jaffna, this viral fever which has the symptoms of Chikungunya is spreading very fast. I find that more than 5,000 people have been infected.'

Jaffna residents are now dependant on rations shipped in from the south, and medicines and food are in demand.Local residents said the doctors recommend Paracetamol to control fever, but stocks in most shops had run out. They are cut off from the main land by rebel lines.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and P
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. No Cure for the New Mosquito-Borne Disease, Chikungunya
2. Chikungunya Epidemic On French Island Claims 52 lives
3. French Minister To Visit La Reunion Island To Monitor Chikungunya Epidemic
4. Chikungunya Fever: French Government struggling to Tackle the Mosquito Menace
5. Threat from Chikungunya, No Longer a Fear
6. Over one Lakh Affected by Chikungunya Disease Nagercoil
7. Chikungunya Strikes Chennai, India
8. Madhya Pradesh Affected by Chikungunya Fever
9. Chikungunya Death Toll Raises to 12 in Madhya Pradesh
10. Chikungunya In Mauritius Claims 77 Lives
11. Seven Dead in Maharashtra Due to Suspected Chikungunya
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Chikungunya Reaches Sri Lanka

(Date:4/18/2014)... published online in The Gerontologist ... is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death ... control over their lives. In particular, listening to gospel ... death and an increase in sense of control. , ... and men, and individuals of both low- and high-socioeconomic ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could ... , This discovery opens up the possibility that ... a specific brain activity that the researchers have ... Journal of Neuroscience has just published ... an associate professor of psychology and his doctoral ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the ... no inflammation, according to results of a new study ... Center. , The link between persistent inflammation and cancer ... cancer those with a Gleason score between 7 ... aggressive and rapidly growing prostate cancers. , "What we,ve ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Biology and Medicine a multidisciplinary research team ... in the Institute of Genomic Biology (IGB) on ... describe their recent work on subcellular redox homeostasis. ... functions including energy metabolism, signaling, and transcriptional processes. ... cellular behavior, redox status has been recognized as ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Northwestern University synthetic biology team has created a ... programmable therapeutics that could travel the body and ... , Engineering cell-based, biological devices that monitor and ... clinical synthetic biology. However, no existing technology enabled ... patient,s physiological state and respond in a customized ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Religious music brings benefit to seniors' mental health 2Health News:Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system 2Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 3Health News:Live cell imaging reveals distinct alterations of subcellular glutathione potentials 2Health News:Building 'smart' cell-based therapies 2
... Caring World Experience Features High Tech, Interactive Exhibits, ... (NYSE:,JNJ), Worldwide Partner of the International Olympic Committee ... Paralympic Games, today unveiled,its Olympic Games Pavilion on ... World exhibition, which illustrates the company,s commitment to,caring ...
... Aurora Health Care,has been honored as YMCA of ... (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080806/AQW060 ), "As Black Achievers, ... Marsha Lee, Black Achievers director at the YMCA ... pursue and set high educational and career goals.", ...
... 6 The thoughts and support of the entire,Susan ... Applegate as she,undergoes treatment for breast cancer., (Logo: ... supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure,having championed ... over the years. As the daughter of a breast ...
... System Improves Patient Care, ATLANTA, Aug. ... announced the launch of its new WellCentive,Outreach ... Voice Over,Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. The WellCentive ... about upcoming,appointments or overdue care, such as ...
... doctors informing patients of this simple preventive approach, study says ... reduce the risk of colon cancer, but few American adults ... sedentary lifestyle accounts for as many as 14 percent of ... get lots of exercise have a 30 percent to 40 ...
... aphasia in Alzheimer,s disease and related forms of dementia following initiation ... related to immune regulation of brain function, providing an exciting new ... ... (PRWEB) August 5, 2008 -- Rapid improvement of aphasia and word-finding ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Johnson & Johnson Unveils Olympic Games Pavilion Featuring Authentic Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warrior Exhibit 2Health News:Johnson & Johnson Unveils Olympic Games Pavilion Featuring Authentic Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warrior Exhibit 3Health News:Aurora Health Care Employee Named YMCA Black Achiever of the Year 2Health News:Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Comments on Christina Applegate's Breast Cancer Diagnosis 2Health News:WellCentive Launches the WellCentive Outreach System 2Health News:WellCentive Launches the WellCentive Outreach System 3Health News:Exercise Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer 2Health News:New Drug May Help Combat Alzheimer's 2Health News:New Drug May Help Combat Alzheimer's 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Cadence Fitness & Health Center has ... Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization assisting medically integrated ... The Cadence Fitness & Health Center is the only ... in the Chicagoland area. "The certification means ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... – Worldwide Analysis http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957812/Insulin-Pump-Market--Forecast-–-Worldwide-Analysis.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Equipment_and_Supply ... Analysis Insulin Pumps ...
(Date:1/15/2014)...  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ... under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR") ... its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapphire Subsidiary Corp. ("Purchaser"), for ... Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM ) ("Solta") ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 2Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 4Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 5Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 6Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 7Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 8Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 9Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 10Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 11Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 12Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 13Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 14Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 15Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 16Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 17Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3
... Recently updated with a high resolution ... new Kowa Non Myd - digital ... style and ease of use. Now ... easy to install VK-2 image and ...
... 2000 incorporates a full ... programs in precisely evaluating ... is a full-function, state-of-art ... efficient acquisition, storage, retrieval ...
Nidek LM-990A accomplishes precise measurement, quick response and easy operation....
Autolensmeter with black/white monitor and no internal printer....
Medicine Products: