Uncategorized

52 PEOPLE DIE AS DENGUE VIRUS HITS SRI LANKA

DengueNo fewer than 52 people have died and 48,000 others affected by the dengue virus in Sri Lanka, so far this year.

 

This is contained in a report issued by the Government Information Department on Monday.

 

Quoting the Epidemiology Unit, the report said that the highest number of dengue cases had been reported from the capital Colombo District with over 9,500 cases.
The second worst affected district with over 5,400 cases was from the Gampaha District in the outskirts of the Colombo District followed by the Batticaloa District, in Eastern Sri Lanka with over 4,700 cases.

 

Medical experts urged people to seek immediate medical attention if they suffered from high fever, uncontrolled vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and reduced urinary.
“All fever patients need rest and should refrain from attending work or school,’’ Epidemiologists said.

 

“Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) can be fatal,’’ Epidemiologists added.

 

Earlier this year, the National Dengue Control Unit launched special programmes to eradicate dengue breeding grounds in several districts of the island country, including the North and East, which were identified as the most vulnerable districts.

 

Over 300 people were killed and more than 136,000 infected by the dengue epidemic in 2017 in one of the country’s worst-ever outbreaks of the disease in recent years.

 

 

DCO Global News Contacts: For information on Press Releases, News, Advertisements, Videos, Photos, Events happenings, Promotional Events and Adverts, Share your stories with us, Please Call or Send a Text to our Whatsapp number; +886963563485.

Or send an email to; chionikdom02@yahoo.com, emydom29@gmail.com

(Like and Follow our Facebook Page; DCO Global News)

(Follow us on Twitter; @Dcoglobalnews)

(Follow us on LinkedIn; Dco Global News)

(Follow us on Tumblr; Dcoglobalnews)

(Follow us on Google +; Dco Global News TV)

(Subscribe to our YouTube Channel; DCO Global News TV)

DCO Global News Promotes the Values of Democracy, Human Rights, Values of Life and Freedom of Expression in a Region Where Genuine Media Freedom Remains Elusive and where many Media outlets remain Divided along Ethnic Lines.

Let’s 🚶Walk 🚶  the 🚶  Walk 🚶  Together.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s