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Dengue update

During the last 3 months of the year 2014, 7205 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.

Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 57.66% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the second week of January.


This situation warrants regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment. It is also important to seek medical attention in the event of fever by day three of the illness.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 08:26

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