Health Ministry observes alarming trend – Dengue Eradication Unit receives instructions

Health Ministry observes alarming trend – Dengue Eradication Unit receives instructions

Health Ministry observes alarming trend – Dengue Eradication Unit receives instructions

Written by Staff Writer

11 Oct, 2017 | 11:52 am

The Health Ministry warns of a possible increase in the spread of Dengue in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, North Western, and Northern Provinces.

Thereby, Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has instructed the Dengue Eradication Unit to continue their programmes to curb the spread of the disease.

The prevalent showery weather was cited as the reason behind the possible increase in the Dengue epidemic.Three hundred and ninety (390) Dengue-related deaths have been reported this year alone, while over 158,000 were diagnosed with the disease.

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