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Over 20,000 dengue circumstances reported upto March 31

The Nationwide Dengue Regulate Programme has reported over 20,000 dengue circumstances within the first 3 months of this yr.

The Programme famous that the recent climate has resulted in a lower within the breeding of dengue mosquito larvae, leading to a 22.8 in line with cent aid within the selection of reported circumstances.

In those 3 months, there were 8 dengue-related deaths. The selection of reported infections used to be 10,417 in January, 6,007 in February, and three,615 in March.

Out of the entire infections, the easiest quantity used to be from the Western Province, with 7,211 circumstances (35.7 in line with cent), adopted via 4,215 circumstances (20.9 in line with cent) from the Jap Province, and 1,585 circumstances (7.9 in line with cent) from the Central Province.

The spaces of Colombo Municipal Council, Kesbewa, Kaduwela, Maharagama, Biyagama, Gampaha, Wattala, Kurunegala and Chavakachcheri had been known as high-risk spaces for dengue. The Nationwide Dengue Regulate Programme advices that beneath the present sizzling climate stipulations, other folks will have to center of attention on cleansing their residing environments to do away with doable breeding websites for dengue mosquitoes.

Sandhya Karunaratne

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