11,816 suspected dengue cases reported in January, 2020

11,816 suspected dengue cases reported in January, 2020

11,816 suspected dengue cases reported in January, 2020

Written by Staff Writer

12 Feb, 2020 | 4:25 pm

Colombo (News 1st): According to the Epidemiology Unit, 11,816 suspected dengue cases were reported from all over the island in the month of January 2020. Approximately 25.4 % of dengue cases were reported from the Western province.

Director of the National Dengue Eradication Unit, Specialist Dr. Aruna Jayasekara said this was a reduction compared to December of 2019. However, he requested the general public to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions.

He added that a new project to combat the dengue menace was soon to be introduced.

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