By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Sri Lanka Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health is reporting 88,371 dengue fever cases as of Friday, up some 3,000 cases since our last report four days ago.
Colombo, Gampaha, Kandy and Kalutara districts report the most cases, with 18237, 13758, 7856 and 7515 cases, respectively.
In addition, the dengue related death toll has reached 100 in the country.
Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. It causes severe flu-like illness and, sometimes causes a potentially lethal complication. The incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold over the last 50 years globally.