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BIA on alert for H1N1 patients from Maldives – The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Bandaranaike International Airport’s quarantine division has stepped up surveillance for passengers with H1N1 influenza amid reports of a major increase in the number of people affected by the disease in the Maldives. Quarantine Director Dr. Palitha Karunapema said that during the week, upto 300 incoming passengers were referred to the health desk, and about 105 showed symptoms of H1N1 influenza.

Amid reports some Maldivian H1N1 patients are warded in Colombo hospitals, this picture shows some Maldivians leaving a private hospital yesterday. Pic by Indika Handuwala.

He said certain regulations were followed during high-risk situations. If an ailing passenger was coming in, it would be registered in the system. Another way was ailing passengers’ general declaration in which details of their health status were filled and submitted, he said.

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