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Warning Of An Increase In Rat Fever And Dengue

Apr 27, 2011 6:47:39 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The prevalent rainy weather conditions in Sri Lanka has resulted in the Health Ministry issuing a warning of the high possibility of rat fever (Leptospirosis) and dengue spreading in the country.

Reports have revealed that over 60 deaths have occurred due to both, dengue and rat fever.

Health Ministry Spokesperson W.M.D. Wanninayake has told the media that the public should be cautious and take the necessary measures as there is a high possibility of the diseases spreading due to the rainy weather conditions.

It has also been reported that a total number of 2,785 cases of rat fever and 3,778 cases of dengue have been recorded during the period between January and April.