Dengue Alert Issued as cases increase again in Sri Lanka with rains

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With rains dengue fever may increase again in Sri Lanka
With rains dengue fever may increase again in Sri Lanka

So far this year 2021 according to National Dengue Control Unit data, over 24,163 dengue cases report and about 10 deaths report. Dengue fever increases in Sri Lanka, usually soon after rainfall as rains optimal for mosquitoes breeding.

Kurunegala, Kandy, Poojapitiya, Yatinuwara, Gampaha, Katana, Seeduwa, Ragama, Wattala, Negombo, Mahara, Kelaniya, Ja-Ela, Attanagalla/Veyangoda, Biyagama, Colombo, Maharagama, Gothatuwa, Homagama, Ratmalana, Battaramulla, PitaKotte/Nawala, Dehiwala, Boralesgamuwa, Nugegoda, Kolonnawa, Moratuwa, Kaduwela, Piliyandala and Badulla MOH areas have been identified Dengue high risk zones according to NDCU.

Dengue Alert Issued as cases increase again in Sri Lanka with rains (LankaXpress.com)

Dengue Alert Issued as cases increase again in Sri Lanka with rains (LankaXpress.com)

An estimated 400 million dengue infections occur worldwide each year. Always Be ALERT & clean your places and destroy mosquitoes breeding grounds.

Use Mosquito Nets, long clothing, Mosquito Repellents, Coils, closed doors & windows to avoid mosquito bites. Consult a Doctor if Fever/ Headache/ Joint pain/ Vomiting persist more than 2 days.

Sri Lankans - Keep your place clean & destroy mosquito breeding grounds!
Sri Lankans – Keep your place clean & destroy mosquito breeding grounds!

Symptoms of Dengue Fever

Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include

  • Sudden, high fever
  • Severe headaches
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Severe joint and muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever
  • Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)
Symptoms of Dengue Fever - Sri Lanka
Symptoms of Dengue Fever

More about Dengue Fever. (LankaXpress.com)

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