Dengue Fever in Sri Lanka

Dengue Fever in Sri LankaDengue Fever in Sri Lanka

In the month of July, Sri Lankan health authorities reported more than 27,000 dengue fever cases, almost triple the number of cases reported in July 2016 (10,715) bringing the 2017 year-to-date total to 114,215, including more than 300 deaths. This situation warrants regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment. It is also important to seek medical attention in the event of fever by day three of the illness, Reuters reported.

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito.

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