6000 dengue cases & 11 deaths within 5 weeks

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 12:52

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health states over 6000 cases of Dengue have been reported during the last five weeks of this year.

The Director of Epidemiology Unit Dr. Paba Palihawadana said this is considerably high against the cases reported during the same period last year.

11 deaths due to dengue have been reported so far this year.

47 thousand 246 dengue cases were reported last year and 14 thousand 669 were reported from the Colombo district.