Dengue fever in Sri Lanka: 7 people dead, over 17,000 infected: Report

Sri Lanka:: Dengue fever has killed seven people thus far this year in Sri Lanka, while the number of infected persons increased to 21,000, according to the health department’s officials statement.  Most recently, more than 300 confirmed dengue cases were reported and over 90 of them were in Colombo, according to reports.

According to official data, April saw the highest number of dengue cases with 1,860 infections. The reports say that there was an increase in the mosquito population and warned of the risk of dengue spreading further in the coming days, especially in urban and semi-urban areas. Medical experts have urged the public to seek immediate medical service if they suffer high fever, uncontrolled vomiting, abdominal pain, or dizziness among other symptoms of dengue.

Preventing the spread of Dengue should be given special attention and consideration as there was an increased risk of the mosquito-borne disease with the prevailing monsoon rains, according to the officials.


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