Dengue deaths toll increases to 63

[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 March 2010, 16:48 GMT]
The highest number of fourteen deaths due to dengue has been reported from Jaffna district, eleven from Colombo district and seven from Gampaha. The death toll has risen to sixty three in the island. There were twelve deaths in February and the rest in January but no death has been reported in the month of March till Friday, according to Epidemiology Unit sources of the Health Ministry

Ministry sources have issued a warning to the public that there was a decrease in the number of cases detected, but the situation could worsen with the onset of North East monsoonal rain expected in April and May.

The Health Department has formulated an action plan to contain the spread of the deadly fever and also to educate the people about the eradication of the dengue.

Schools have been asked conduct a week awareness programme to clean school premises to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.


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