Risk of dengue spreading

Thursday, 19 September 2013 - 8:06



Ministry of Health t has decided to launch a dengue prevention week from October 07th to 13th due to the increase risk of dengue spreading with the torrential rains currently the island is experiencing.


The Public Health Division of the Ministry of Health together with the support of other public institutes will examine all the public and private premises for mosquito breeding places.


The number of dengue cases reported this year so far has increased to 23 thousand 569.


Of them, the majority cases recorded as 7,175 were reported from the Colombo district while the second highest of 2,704 cases was reported from Gampaha district.