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Dengue is raising once again specially in western province

HealthJul 26, 2022
Dengue is raising  once again specially in western province
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Sri Lankan authorities continue to report elevated dengue fever activity during 2022, with an additional 2.649 cases reported nationwide June 11-July 15, bringing the total case count to 32,404 as of July 22nd. Officials reported 10,129 cases over a similar period in 2021. Colombo (5,387 cases), Gampaha (3,080cases), and Jaffna (2,131 cases) are the most affected districts.

Weather factors, including rainfall, temperature and ocean warming, play an important role in determining the activity of the Aedes mosquito which spreads dengue and other viral diseases like yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika, according to a new study conducted in Sri Lanka.

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