So far this year 2022 according to National Dengue Control Unit data, over 50,000 dengue cases report. Dengue fever increases in Sri Lanka, usually soon after rainfall as rains optimal for mosquitoes breeding. So far a total of 50,964 suspected dengue cases reported in Sri Lanka. Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children says that the number of children who are currently receiving treatment for dengue virus has also increased.
Rathnapura, Kuruwita, Eheliyagoda, Elapatha, Puttalam, Kalpitiya, Matara, Dikwella, Matale, Kurunegala, Kegalle, Dehiowita, Mawanella, Rambukkana, Kandy, Wattegama(Pathadumbara) and Udunuwara MOH areas have been identified Dengue high risk zones according to NDCU.
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. (LankaXpress.com)