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Dengue kills 32

Apr 23, 2011 5:43:41 AM - itnnews.lk

32 deaths were reported within the four months of this year 2011. Another 3,784 patients are also reported.

The Epidemiology unit of the Health Ministry said that 716 cases were reported this month alone. 907 patients were reported in January, 1,050 cases in February and 1,111 cases in the month of March. A majority of cases were reported in the Colombo District, where 1,273 patients and 12 deaths were reported.

The Epidemiology Unit said dengue epidemic is on the rise as a result of the monsoonal rains.