The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice for Sri Lanka in light the current dengue epidemic.
The Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka has reported 103,114 suspected dengue cases and more than 250 deaths since the beginning of the year.
Public health officials are responding by increasing mosquito control efforts and strengthening the capacity of the health system to handle additional patients.
Because dengue is transmitted to people by mosquitoes, travelers to Sri Lanka should protect themselves against mosquito bites to avoid getting the illness. There is no vaccine or medicine currently available in the United States to prevent or treat dengue.
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