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Culprits are schools, state institutions and construction sites

The students of Thalankudha Vinayagar Vidyalayam staged a street drama on Dengue eradication along the Batticaloa- Kalmunai highway on Saturday.  Picture by Sivam Packiyanathan,   Batticaloa special correspondent

Health authorities observed that there was an upward trend in mosquito breeding sites in schools, state institutions and construction sites.

Legal action will be take against 316 mosquito breeders detected during the two day mosquito eradication programme held on November 10 and 11, Health Ministry sources said.

The sources said health authorities detected 506 premises with mosquito larvae during the mosquito control programme on November 10 and 11 in the Western Province.

Notices were issued to owners of 867 premises.

A total of 45,531 dengue cases had been detected by health authorities during this year up to November 10. The highest number, 14,003 had been reported from the Colombo district.

The second highest number, 5,850 and the third highest number, 3,683 were reported from Gampaha and Kandy districts, the sources said.

Persons with fever for more than two days should seek immediate medical treatment from a qualified doctor or a state hospital. Such patients should not take any other medication for fever except Paracetamol.

Other medications can lead to serious complications such as Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever which can be fatal, the sources added.

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