Written by Staff Writer
24 May, 2018 | 8:45 am
Colombo (News1st) – The national dengue eradication unit notes that dengue is on the rise.
Dr. Preshila Samaraweera of the unit notes that the inclement weather being experienced in the country could further exacerbate the spread of the dengue virus.
She notes that around 200 dengue patients are reported each day adding that a majority are being reported from the Western, North Western, Sabaragamuwa and Eastern provinces.
According to the national dengue eradication unit, the deadly virus has claimed the lives of 16 persons this year and has affected 18,000 people in 2018 alone.
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