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Dengue causes alarm as cases rise in unprecedented numbers

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A total of 4,561 Dengue cases were reported in the month of November 2021, making it the highest number of cases recorded in 20 months.

Dr Shilanthi Seneviratne from the Dengue Control Unit told Daily Mirror that a dramatic increase in dengue cases was observed due to the incessant rains which occurred within last two months.

“We as the Dengue Control Unit have been monitoring the situation and taking relevant measures like prevention programs educating the people so that the damage could be mitigated,” she said.

“People should also be alert of the fact that some symptoms like fever, muscle pain can be seen both in COVID and dengue as well,” she underlined.

Thus, Dr Seneviratne urged people to immediately seek medical advise before drawing to their own conclusions.

Meanwhile, over 117 dengue patients were identified today alone (01). (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  • gayantha Wednesday, 01 December 2021 07:35 PM

    Pesticide ban success by Rajapaksas

    Ranaweera Wednesday, 01 December 2021 10:14 PM

    Not pesticides, your inability to keep your neighbourhood clean. You want freebies from breakfast to dinner and spend time with teledramas, alcohol, Kassippu and gossip.

    Gee Wednesday, 01 December 2021 08:26 PM

    Much more serious disease than covid, glad it is being made public to people to be cautious

    Fahim Hameed Thursday, 02 December 2021 07:18 AM

    The dengue issue has become a joke, no one is inspecting.

    Fahim Hameed Thursday, 02 December 2021 07:20 AM

    in all WP Residential areas are filthy,no DTD no obe cares


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