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Child-killing virus hits Sri Lanka

IANS  |  Colombo 

Sri Lanka's health officials on Thursday warned that a virus affecting children was spreading in the island's south and five deaths had been reported.

The government's quoting medical officials said the in Galle had been experiencing an increase in the number of patients who arrived with a over the past few days, reported.

According to doctors, patients who were admitted included children aged two to three years old as well as infants who were less than six months old.

The symptoms of the included high fever, and breathing difficulties.

of the at said they examined the matter and had identified that the situation arose as a result of a virus that causes

He added that the was caused by the and Adino viruses and affects children who are less than two years old.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 14:24 IST