Dengue death tolls reach 104 in five months

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 14:00 GMT]
The number of deaths related to dengue in the island has increased to 104 till the end of May and the number of dengue affected persons warded in hospitals has increased to 16,341. 120 dengue cases have been reported during the last week alone. Sri Lankan Health Department sources said the highest number of 2,118 dengue cases was reported from the Jaffna District followed by the Colombo District with 2,070 cases.

Jaffna and Colombo districts along with Gampaha District have been leading the table throughout the year with high number of dengue cases.

At the beginning of this year dengue has claimed lives of minimum ten persons every month from January to April. At least five deaths were reported in May.

Sixteen cases were reported in Mannaar for the last sixteen days.

Most of the cases were found in the villages Uppukku'lam, Moor Street and Pa'l'limunai in the Mannaar district, Mannaar health department sources said.

 

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