Over 350 Dengue-related deaths reported

Over 350 Dengue-related deaths reported

Over 350 Dengue-related deaths reported

Written by Mayooran Kantharvel

16 Oct, 2017 | 8:31 am

The National Dengue Eradication Unit warns that there seems to be a rise in the number of Dengue patients reported from the North and Central Provinces following the recently experienced North Eastern Monsoon.

According to Community Specialist Dr. Prashila Samaraweera, a special Dengue eradication programme is set to take place in the Jaffna District today, Monday October 16, and tomorrow to curb the rapid spread of the dengue epidemic.

58,854 dengue patients have been reported from across the country during the course of this year, with 43.18% of the cases being reported fom the Western Province alone.

The National Dengue Eradication Unit said that 390 dengue related deaths have been reported thus far, this year.

 

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