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Country records highest dengue cases in 2017

A total of 427 dengue deaths and 183,235 dengue patients had been reported by December 29th last year, which is the highest number of dengue deaths and patients reported in the Sri Lankan history, Health Ministry sources said.

According to sources, the highest number of dengue patients had been reported from the Colombo district (33,911) and the Western Province (76,098). The highest number of dengue patients were reported in July, last year, which is 41,121.

A total of 398 dengue patients had been reported from the Gampaha district during the same period, which is the second highest number of dengue patients reported last year. The third highest number of dengue patients—14,231—was reported from the Kandy district, the sources said.

Several dengue control programmes conducted by the Health Ministry island-wide with the assistance of media establishments, armed forces, and other relevant institutions, organizations and groups, were able to reduce the percentage of dengue by 90 percent within five weeks, sources added. 


 

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