So far this year 2021 according to National Dengue Control Unit data, over 18,000 dengue cases report and 10 deaths report. Dengue fever increases in Sri Lanka, usually soon after rainfall as rains optimal for mosquitoes breeding. An estimated 400 million dengue infections occur worldwide each year. Always Be ALERT & clean your places and destroy mosquitoes breeding grounds.
Panadura, Kalutara (NIHS), Kelaniya, MC Negombo, Gampaha, MC Colombo, Hanwella/ Avissawella, Piliyandala and Dehiwala 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
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
- Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever
- Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)
More about Dengue Fever.