Disease adds to Jeyasikurui toll

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 25 March 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Medical sources said today that more than fifteen Sri Lankan army soldiers deployed in Operation Jayasikurui in the Vanni are admitted to the Anuradhapura hospital every day afflicted mostly by Malaria and chicken pox.

They attributed the chicken pox and similar diseases among the SL government troops to the excessive heat in the area of operations and the stagnating pools of mud left behind by the monsoons which lashed the Vanni until January.

They said that several soldiers who have been severely affected by these diseases are flown to the Colombo general hospital everyday from Anurudhapura.

 

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