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Dengue may raise its head

May 15, 2011 11:41:51 AM - itnnews.lk

There have been signs of the Dengue menace raising its head.

During the past few months of this year 42 people have died due to the disease. In the first 13 days of this month 433 dengue patients were reported in the Island. The largest number of patients was reported in the Colombo District followed by Gampaha, Batticaloa and Kalutara Districts. The Health Ministry has called upon the people to maintain their surroundings clean, preventing the breeding of mosquito larvae.