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    Drop in dengue death rate

    October 19, 2015

    A total of 21,636 dengue cases and 40 deaths were reported from all parts of the country up to October 15, Epidemiology Unit sources said and noted that the death rate has dropped to 0.81 percent from 0.25 percent reported last year,.

    According to the sources, the highest number of dengue patients were reported in January which was 6,342.


    The highest number of dengue cases, 6,947 was reported from the Colombo district and the second highest number of dengue cases, 3,008 was reported from the Gampaha district up to October 15.


    The Epidemiology Unit said that the public should be vigilant about mosquito breeding sites and should regularly clean all mosquito breeding sites. Even a tea spoonful of water is adequate for dengue mosquitoes to breed. the sources said.


    Any person who has fever for more than two days should take prompt medical treatment from a state hospital or a qualified doctor. Pregnant mothers, persons who suffer from other sicknesses such as chronic diseases should go for medical treatment without delay, the sources added.

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