Several high-risk Dengue zones identified in Colombo

Several high-risk Dengue zones identified in Colombo

Several high-risk Dengue zones identified in Colombo

Written by Staff Writer

17 Nov, 2014 | 8:27 am

The Colombo Municipal Council says that four high-risk zones for the spread of Dengue have been identified within the town of Colombo, due to the prevailing rainy weather conditions being experienced.

Chief Health Officer, Dr. Ruwan Wijemuni stated that Narahenpita, Dematagoda, Mahawatte and areas adjoining the Colombo National Hospital have been identified as high risk areas for the spread of Dengue.

Speaking on the issue, Dr. Wijemuni said:

[quote]There is a high risk of Dengue in Colombo due to the prevailing rainy weather conditions. A number of patients have been reported from the areas encompassing Cinnamon Gardens and the National Hospital and patients have also been reported from Mahawatta, Narahenpitia and Dematagoda. Steps will be taken to conduct door to door inspections ion these areas.[/quote]

He stated that in the last week alone, ninety five Dengue patients were identified from within the Colombo city.

[quote]Ninety five suspected Dengue cases have been reported from the city of Colombo within the last week alone. This is a very high number. What we identified was that the households are once again having locations that are favourable for the breeding of mosquitoes. Yoghurt cups, coconut shells and even the concrete slab could be favourable for mosquito- breeding. If the public does not show proper attention to these – Dengue could rise once again and could go into an epidemic condition[/quote]

 

 

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