During the last 10 months of the year 2014, 33927 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.
Latest Disease Trends,
Approximately 56.62% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the twenty fifth week of 2014.
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.
The Ceremonial presentation of draft National Immunization Policy
Ceremonial presentation of the draft National Immunization Policy to the Hon. Minster of health, other elected members of the central and provincial government bodies and health officials was held on 29th April 2014 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo with the participation of over 150 delegates. This draft policy was formulated with contributions from many stakeholders including Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and Planning and Ministry of Justice under the leadership of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health with financial assistance of Sabin Vaccine Institute. Having a National Immunization Policy would further strengthen the National Immunization Programme by ensuring the provision of an enabling environment for immunization of all eligible individuals in the country.
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Let Sleeping Demons Sleep
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