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Monday, May 16, 2011

Sri Lanka : Dengue claims 42 lives

Via Lankapuvath :

" The Ministry of Health Epidemiology Unit revealed 5,264 dengue cases reported in the country from January 01 to May 13, resulting in 42 deaths so far.

The Epidemiology Unit also said during the first 13 days of May this year, 433 cases were recorded.

Colombo district recorded the highest number of dengue cases, the Health Ministry in its report said 1.727 patients were reported in Colombo followed by Gampaha, Batticaloa, and Kalutara districts.

The Health Ministry has warned the public to be vigilant and keep environments clean to rid mosquito breeding."

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