So far this year 2021 according to National Dengue Control Unit data, about 17,539 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.
Kurunegala, Panadura, Bandaragama, MC Negombo, Kelaniya, Mahara, Ragama, Wattala, Ja-Ela, Moratuwa, MC Colombo, Homagama, Maharagama, Battaramulla, Boralesgamuwa, Kolonnawa, Piliyandala and Dehiwala MOH areas have been identified Dengue high risk zones according to NDCU.
It is a leading public health problem in Sri Lanka. All 26 districts and all age groups are affected. Last year total 30,802 dengue cases and about 30 deaths report in Sri Lanka according to government’s official figures.