Dengue Control Week to be launched in Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 08:59 GMT]
The `Dengue Control Week' is to be launched in the country from May 3 to 9 to warn the public of possible outbreak with the onset of monsoonal rains, according to Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry press release. The number of dengue deaths reported this year from January to April is seventy-five and over twelve thousand dengue cases reported island wide, Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry Epidemiology Unit, Director Dr. (Ms) Paba Palihawadana said.

Presently every week between 350 and 400 dengue cases are reported in Sri Lanka.

Jaffna so far has reported 16 deaths, Colombo 15 and Batticaloa 9.

There were 44 dengue deaths and 4,672 patients reported in January this year. In February 4,542 patients and 13 deaths were reported. The number of dengue patients reported in March is 2,522 and there were 15 deaths, she said.

 

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