Public warned of new influenza virus

Health authorities have warned the public of an increasing spread of a virus in Sri Lanka.

Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath told the media that the virus has symptoms similar to influenza.

Stating that the virus consists of symptoms such as Phlegm, cough, and fever, he warned that it is a communicable disease and spreads fast from person to person.

Dr. Hemantha Herath clarified that, however, it is not as dangerous as the COVID-19 virus.

He further urged the public to immediately consult a doctor if the symptoms of the influenza virus are severe.