Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Beware! Dengue epidemic on the rise

(Colombo-Lankapuvath-May 27) The Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry reminds public to be vigilant about dengue fever. Colombo, Kandy, Kegalle, Batticaloa, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Matale, Hambantota, Anuradhapura and Matara are the worst affected districts.

75 deaths and 5,200 patients infected with dengue virus and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever have been reported in the country. Dengue is the common mosquito –borne viral disease of humans, which can be brought under control by exercising vigilance