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06 Jan 2018 description

During the last 12 month of the year 2017, 185195 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 41.53% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

04 Jan 2018 description

During the last 12 month of the year 2017, 184442 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 41.53% 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.

22 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Sri Lanka has been facing an unprecedented outbreak of Dengue fever. Sri Lanka is a tropical country with two monsoon seasons. With each monsoon brings in two peaks of Dengue fever making it an endemic disease in Sri Lanka. However, 2017 started with an exceptionally high number of Dengue cases which shot up to an outbreak in May-June 2017, creating the largest Dengue outbreak experienced by the country for last three decades.

07 Dec 2017 description

During the last 12 month of the year 2017, 175644 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 41.93% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

01 Dec 2017 description

During the last 11 month of the year 2017, 174009 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 41.93% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

25 Nov 2017 description

During the last 11 month of the year 2017, 172135 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.08% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

23 Nov 2017 description

During the last 11 month of the year 2017, 171453 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 42.11% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

19 Nov 2017 description

During the last 11 month of the year 2017, 170075 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.23% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

17 Nov 2017 description

During the last 11 month of the year 2017, 169782 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.25% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

16 Nov 2017 description

During the last 11 month of the year 2017, 169496 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.28% 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 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:07

15 Nov 2017 description

Sri Lanka Army troops in Kilinochchi provided assistance to conduct a cleanup prgramme at the Kariyalanagapadduvan Tamil Mixed School in Kilinochchi on Monday (06th November). This initiative was taken as part of the anti- Dengue programme conducted by the troops in the region. With the wake of the monsoons the deadly disease has seen a rise and taking the lead, troops under Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) launched this self-help cleanup programme to rid the school of mosquito breeding places.

12 Nov 2017 description

During the last 11 month of the year 2017, 167640 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.43% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

03 Nov 2017 description

During the last 10 month of the year 2017, 165517 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.57% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

02 Nov 2017 description

Dengue update

During the last 10 month of the year 2017, 165455 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 42.57% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

28 Oct 2017 description

During the last 10 month of the year 2017, 163759 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.70% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

22 Oct 2017 description

During the last 10 month of the year 2017, 161941 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.92% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

20 Oct 2017 description

During the last 10 month of the year 2017, 161494 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.88% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

13 Oct 2017 description

During the last 10 month of the year 2017, 158854 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.18% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

09 Oct 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Sri Lanka has been facing an unprecedented outbreak of Dengue fever. Sri Lanka is a tropical country with two monsoon seasons. With each monsoon rain brings in, two peaks of Dengue fever characterize the Dengue pattern of Sri Lanka, making it an endemic disease. However, 2017 started with exceptionally high number of Dengue cases which shot up to an outbreak by May-June 2017, creating the largest Dengue outbreak experienced by the country for last three decades.

07 Oct 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 157133 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.40% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.