Thursday, 07 July 2016 05:24

Dengue claims over 30 lives

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Melanie Santiago

Thirty five persons have lost their lives due to Dengue during the past seven months.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry said that 20,954 suspected cases of Dengue were reported during that time.

Dr. Prashila Samaraweera, Consultant Physician of the National Dengue Control Unit stated that these cases of Dengue were reported from the Colombo, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Matale, Puttalam and Kurunegala Districts.

She added that it was revealed that 20 percent of the sites that were inspected under the Dengue eradication programme that was conducted on July 1, and June 30, had been possible Dengue mosquito breeding grounds.

Source: http://newsfirst.lk/english/2016/07/dengue-claims- 30-lives/140384

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