Special Dengue Eradication Programme underway as death toll rises

Special Dengue Eradication Programme underway as death toll rises

Special Dengue Eradication Programme underway as death toll rises

Written by Keshala Dias

30 Aug, 2017 | 5:41 pm

The death toll owing to Dengue has risen to 360.

Community Physician at the National Dengue Eradication Unit, Dr. Prasheela Samaraweera said that during the course of this year, over 145,000 Dengue patients have been reported in the country.

A special Dengue Eradication Programme is currently underway covering Dengue risk areas in order to control the spread of the disease.

According to Dr. Samaraweera, the Special Dengue Eradication Programme in the areas of Kurunegala, Puttalam, Jaffna and the Western Province is set to conclude tomorrow.

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