So far this year 2021 according to National Dengue Control Unit data, over 28,254 dengue cases report and about 19 deaths report. Dengue fever increases in Sri Lanka, usually soon after rainfall as rains optimal for mosquitoes breeding.
Trincomalee Mutur, Puttalama Wennappuwa, Matara, Kurunegala, Kandy Yatinuwara, Medadumbara/Medamahanuwara, Beruwela(NIHS), Panadura, Wadduwa, Horana, Kalutara(NIHS), Gampaha Seeduwa, Wattala, Meerigama, Ragama, Minuwangoda, MC Negombo, Mahara Ja-Ela and Gampaha MOH areas have been identified Dengue high risk zones according to NDCU.
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.
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. (LankaXpress.com)