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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.

04 Oct 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 156901 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.45% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

03 Oct 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 156627 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.47% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

28 Sep 2017 description

Dengue update

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 155715 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.34% 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.

24 Sep 2017 description

Nearly three thousand tri forces and civil defence personnel will be deployed for the country wide dengue prevention week being carried out from the 20th to 26th September, Ministry of Defence said.

The National Mosquito Eradication Week is being implemented by the Dengue Control Unit of the Health Ministry and the Presidential Task Force on Dengue Control.

23 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 154627 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.41% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

22 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 154529 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.44% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

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.