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The Health Ministry today warned of the high possibility of Rat fever (Leptospirosis) and Dengue spreading as a result of the prevalent heavy rains. According to the latest reports 32 deaths related to Dengue have been reported while 31 deaths have been reported due to Rat fever.

Health Ministry spokesman W.M.D. Wanninayake told Daily Mirror Online that there is a high possibility of the diseases rising with the continuing rains. “The public should be vigilant and should take appropriate measures to keep their environments free of breeding grounds for these diseases,” he added.

During the period of January - April this year, a total number of 2785 cases of rat fever have been reported while some 3778 cases of Dengue have been reported to which includes 710 cases in April alone. (Lakna Paranamanna)

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  • Labby Tuesday, 26 April 2011 07:14 AM

    What next, in this paradise island, in this wonder of asia, what next ?

    Dushantha Tuesday, 26 April 2011 07:43 AM

    These days everything is on the rise

    lankaman Tuesday, 26 April 2011 10:31 AM

    so rats will get sick. ok


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