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19 Sep 2017 description

Since late 2016, Sri Lanka has been experiencing a lack of rainfall which has developed into what is believed to be the worst drought in 40 years, with significant impacts on the economic activity, livelihoods and lives of communities. As of 19 September, (0900hrs, UTC+5.30), 1,927,069 people were estimated to be affected by the drought across 17 districts, according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC).

19 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 153705 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.52% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

16 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 151975 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.48% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

15 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 151820 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends.

Approximately 43.49% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

13 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 151330 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.55% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

12 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 150954 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.56% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

09 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 150407 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.

Approximately 43.90% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

This situation warrants regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment. It is also important to seek medical attention in the event of fever by day three of the illness.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 September 2017 09:37

08 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 149654 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 43.86% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

07 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 148898 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 43.91% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

06 Sep 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A total of 142,361 suspected Dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit, Sri Lanka from all over the island for the last 8 months in the year of 2017 with over 320 deaths. All four Virus types of Dengue has seen in Sri Lanka. Dengue virus type 2 is not the usual major circulating type in Sri Lanka. The current outbreak is predominantly due to Dengue Fever Virus Type 2 (DEN-2), to which the population has become susceptible due to immunological mechanisms.

01 Sep 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 146710 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.08% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

31 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 146527 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.12% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

30 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 145567 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.18% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

29 Aug 2017 description

Since late 2016, Sri Lanka has been experiencing a lack of rainfall which has developed into what is believed to be the worst drought in 40 years. Across the country, 20 out of 25 districts have been affected with significant impacts on the economic activity, livelihoods and lives of communities. Despite the recent onset of the Southwest monsoon in late May, which triggered flooding and landslides in the country’s southwest provinces, country-wide drought conditions are ongoing.

26 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 144052 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.

Approximately 44.23% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

This situation warrants regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment. It is also important to seek medical attention in the event of fever by day three of the illness.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 August 2017 11:45

25 Aug 2017 description

Dengue update the last 08 month of the year 2017, 143179 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.36% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

24 Aug 2017 description

Sri Lanka Army troops in Kilinochchi carried out a dengue prevention campaign in the region recently. According to Army media, the programme was conducted on the 17th (August 2017) in order to assistance in the National Dengue Prevention programme.

The campaign saw more than 700 Army personnel under 57, 65 and 66 Divisions, engaged in Kilinochchi, Pooneryn, Mulankavil, Visuamadu and Kandavalei join hands with medical and public health authorities, police and local residents to clean up the environment and destroy potential mosquito breeding places.

24 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 142361 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.45% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

23 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 141775 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 44.40% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

22 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 140325 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.55% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.