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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 03:42

National Dengue Prevention Week to commence


National Dengue Prevention Week is to commence today. The Ministry of Health says that the aim of this initiative is to eradicate Dengue and will be in effect till October 13.
The Dengue Eradication Week organised by the Presidential Task Force for the prevention of Dengue mosquitoes is to commence on  Monday. Incidentally this is the second eradication week to take place this year.
The Acting Director of the Dengue Eradication Unit of the Ministry of Health, Dr. U.S.B Ranasinghe said that this programme is carried out with the assistance from the Ministry of Education, Municipal and Provincial Councils, Environment, Health, Youth Affairs, Defence, State Administration and other ministries .Dr. U.S.B Ranasinghe added that the number of Dengue cases have increased within the past months as a result of the rainy season, Ministry of Health data shows that 85 percent of Dengue breeding sites are found in households.


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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 03:34

Drastic drop in Dengue patients, deaths


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There is a significant drop in the number of dengue cases this year compared to September 2012. There was a drop of around 10,000 dengue cases last month relative to September 2012, a Health Ministry spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, the number of dengue cases reported last month was 24,384 while 35,000 dengue cases were reported in September last year.

There is a decrease in dengue deaths too. A total of 80 dengue deaths were reported from January to September last year, but this year only 64 deaths had been reported due to the dreaded disease.

Over 47 percent of dengue cases so far in 2013 have been reported from the Western Province. Over 85 percent of mosquito breeding places are found in garbage or discarded items. Most of the discarded items are usually found near residences.

Around 27 MOH divisions in 10 districts have been identified as high risk areas.

They are Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Kurnegala, Puttalam, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Jaffna and Baticaloa, he said.

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has declared the National Mosquito Control Week from October 7 to 13 countrywide. "The public and all state and private institutions are called upon to destroy all mosquito breeding sites located within their properties in order to lower the dengue risk," he added.


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