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    Posted: July 30 2018 at 2:01pm

Sri Lanka: Ongoing dengue fever outbreak /update 2

Nationwide dengue fever outbreak continues in Sri Lanka; 23,051 suspected cases reported as of June 20

30 Jul 07:25 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 6/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 6/30/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Colombo). COUNTRY/REGION Sri Lanka
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23 May 07:06 AM UTC  — 

Sri Lanka: Ongoing dengue fever outbreak


Event

According to the Sri Lanka Epidemiology Unit, at least 23,051 cases of dengue fever had been reported nationwide between January 1 and June 20. According to reports, the most affected areas include Colombo, Batticaloa, Gampaha, Kandy, and Kalutara. Authorities have implemented public health measures, including fumigation campaigns aimed at eliminating mosquito breeding grounds, to hinder further spread of the disease.

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Symptoms of dengue fever include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, nausea, and rashes. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a potentially deadly complication that is characterized by high fever, the enlargement of the liver, and hemorrhaging.

Advice

Individuals in Sri Lanka are advised to take measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites - by wearing covering clothing, using insect repellent, and sleeping under mosquito netting or in an air-conditioned room - and to eliminate possible mosquito breeding grounds (e.g. small pockets of fresh water, such as rainwater that has collected in cans, bottles, tires, flower pots, clogged gutters, etc.).


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