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Over 44,000 dengue cases reported this year

A total of 44,511 suspected dengue cases were reported in the country from January to last Wednesday (7), the Health Ministry’s Epidemiology Unit said.

Around 40.9 percent of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The Colombo District recorded the highest dengue cases, numbering to 9,459, followed by the Gampaha District (5,776). A total of 5,581 suspected Dengue cases were reported in the country in August and compared to 11,144 suspected Dengue cases reported in July, this is a reduction by half. The number of suspected Dengue cases was 592 in the first week of September.

“It is very important to seek medical attention in the event of fever and to do relevant laboratory investigations at least by day three of the illness,” the Unit said.

 

 

 


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