In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Sri Lanka, an elevated level of dengue fever activity has been reported nationwide in Sri Lanka.
Since the beginning of 2023, the National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU) in Sri Lanka has reported 35,419 dengue cases, with approximately half from the Western Province.
This figure are around three times higher than the cases recorded in the corresponding period of the last two years.
The highest number of dengue cases in the Western Province has been found in Gampaha district and the number is 7,978. There are 7411 dengue cases reported from Colombo district and 2121 dengue cases from Kalutara district.
On May 24, 2023, check out the ISNTD Connect meeting–Dengue: Sri Lanka in focus–for more discussion and information.
Health officials point out that a significant number of dengue patients have been reported from Kandy, Ratnapura and Galle districts as well.
Local governments have launched a nationwide public awareness campaign.
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