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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sri Lanka : Rat Fever outbreak compels authorities to play safe

Via Daily Mirror :

" Chilaw regional health authorities have restricted entrance to the Maradankulama Tank after receiving information from Public Health Officers in the region about the spread of rat fever.

A death had already been reported from the region with a few more residents also said to be showing symptoms of the deadly disease. It had been reported that crowds were entering the tank to fetch water as well as collect lotus stems as the region was experiencing a severe draught."

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