Dr. Sudath Samaraweera, Director Specialist of the National Dengue Control Unit says that there is a risk of the dengue epidemic spreading again in Sri Lanka.
Accordingly, the number of dengue patients reported in the Western Province is high and the districts at high risk of spreading dengue have been identified as Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Galle, Jaffna, Ratnapura and Kegalle, he said at a media conference held at the Government Information Department.
So far in the year 2022, 26,622 dengue patients have been identified and 2416 dengue patients have been reported in the last 8 days alone.
Physician Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama of the National Center for Infectious Diseases further stated that if a person has any symptoms such as fever or body aches these days, he should seek medical advice immediately.
Doctors called on the public to identify and eradicate mosquito breeding grounds in their backyards and to identify and eradicate mosquito breeding grounds in public places in their area and to help eradicate the dengue menace.