Rise in dengue cases across country | Daily News

Rise in dengue cases across country

The Dengue Control Unit of the Health Ministry has warned that the number of dengue cases being reported in the country is increasing gradually.

Speaking to the media Dr. Indika Weerasinghe attached to the National Dengue Control Unit said that around 9539 dengue cases have been reported so far this year.

Meanwhile, he said the number of dengue cases being reported in the Western Province and Jaffna District has increased rapidly.

The National Dengue Control Unit urged the public to follow health instructions against both dengue fever and COVID-19 to prevent the emergence of any complex situation from the dual public health concerns.

In collaboration with Health Officers’ Offices across the country, the National Dengue Control Unit is constantly engaged in dengue control and control activities and is constantly educating the public through the media.

The National Dengue Control Unit points out that the active participation and intervention of the public in the control of dengue is important and calls for commitment of all stakeholders in achieving disease control.


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