Danger of dengue spreading with the arrival of rains, Sri Lanka Health Ministry warns

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine says with the arrival of rainy weather, the risk of spreading dengue has reemerged and requests the public to maintain a clean environment.

According to the Epidemiology Unit, so far this year 39,793 dengue cases have been reported to the Unit from all over the island.

Most of the dengue cases are reported from the Colombo district. There are 7654 patients reported from the Colombo district, 4360 from Gampaha District, and 2459 patients from the Kalutara District.

Doctors point out that with the prevailing rainy weather, people need to be alert about the situation of dengue and in the next two months, and an increase in the number of dengue patients can be expected. Therefore, the public is urged to seek medical attention immediately if they experience symptoms of dengue.

The Epidemiological Unit of the Health Ministry urges the public to pay attention to the destruction of possible mosquito breeding grounds in the surrounding area.

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