Public urged not to have undue fears about meningococcal outbreak



The Epidemiology Unit has emphasized that the general public should not have undue fears about the meningococcal meningitis bacterial disease condition.

Director of the Epidemiology Unit –  Dr. Samitha Ginige mentioned that patients suffering from the same illness are reported in Sri Lanka every year, adding that it is not an uncommon occurrence.

“This is not an undiagnosed condition. This disease can spread through close association of the infected individuals”, he added.

The spread of the disease at the prison has no effect on the community, Dr. Ginige further said.


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