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School children more exposed to dengue

Feb 13, 2011 11:40:18 PM - news.lk

dengue_feverThe chief Medical Officer of Colombo Municipal Council Dr.Pradeep Kariyawasam yesterday stressed on the requirement to change school hours in order to avoid children being exposed to dengue mosquitoes. Dengue mosquitoes are found to be active from 7.00 am to 4.00 pm he said.  School children were found to be very much exposed to dengue mosquitoes  as schools starts at 7.30 am.  In the recent past 40 percent of dengue patients reported in the city were school children he further added.