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23 Jan 2020 description

For the year 2018, 51,659 and in the month of December, 2019, 104,672 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends.

Approximately 43.3 percent of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

22 Jan 2020 description

21/01/2020 – Colombo, Sri Lanka, The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies has launched the post-flood recovery operation to assist people who were severely affected by the recent floods in Batticoloa, Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa districts. These districts were identified as the most affected by recent floods that were brought in by incessant rains.

21 Jan 2020 description

For the year 2018, 51,659 and in the month of December, 2019, 104,587 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends.

Approximately 43.3 percent of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

20 Jan 2020 description

The rise in the number of dengue patients in the country, especially during the past two months of 2019 is due mainly to the previously latent serotype 3 (DENV3) becoming active and to the changing weather patterns bringing intermittent rain from August, Dr. Anura Jayasekera, Director, National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU), said.

19 Jan 2020 description

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of December, 2019, 104501 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.2 % of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

17 Jan 2020 description

Dengue update

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of December, 2019, 104366 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.3 % of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

15 Jan 2020 description

Dengue update

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of December, 2019, 104155 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.2 % of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

14 Jan 2020 description

Dengue update

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of December, 2019, 103924 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 40.1% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

10 Jan 2020 description

Dengue update

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of December, 2019, 103362 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.1 % of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

09 Jan 2020 description

Dengue update

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of December, 2019, 102952 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.1% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

08 Jan 2020 description

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of December, 2019, 102746 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.1% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

07 Jan 2020 description

The Health Sector states that a special dengue prevention program is due to be held islandwide from the 07th of January.Director of the National Dengue Eradication Unit, Specialist Dr. Aruna Jayasekata says that the program will be in effect from the 10th of this month. The effort will be joined by both the tri-forces and the police.

04 Jan 2020 description

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of January, 2020, 100493 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.5% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

02 Jan 2020 description

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of January, 2020, 100212 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.6% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

02 Jan 2020 description

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health has recorded 99,120 dengue fever cases in 2019, nearly double the 51,659 cases seen in 2018.November saw the most cases with more than 21,000.In addition, at least 90 clinically confirmed dengue deaths have been reported from all parts of the country this year. Last year, only 58 dengue deaths were reported, Epidemiology Unit sources said.

02 Jan 2020 description

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of January, 2020, 99120 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends, Approximately 43.5% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

01 Jan 2020 description

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of December, 2019, 99120 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.5% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

31 Dec 2019 description

For the year 2018, 51659 and in the month of December, 2019, 97562 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 44.0 % of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

31 Dec 2019 description

Mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria will be released to the Sri Lankan environment in February in order to control dengue using a natural remedy which does not involve the usage of chemicals, Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.Addressing a press conference at the Health Education Bureau (HPB) in Colombo yesterday, he said that dengue is an issue related to the environment and human activities. One state hospital in each district will be fully developed to offer better service to the public.

30 Dec 2019 description

Some 96,903 dengue cases and 90 clinically confirmed dengue deaths have been reported from all parts of the country this year. Last year, only 58 dengue deaths were reported, Epidemiology Unit sources said. According to the sources, over 90 clinically confirmed dengue deaths is an alarming rate as only 58 dengue deaths were reported during 2018. The public should be vigilant on mosquito breeding sites and destroy them on a regular basis. At least 30 minutes per week should be allocated to clean mosquito breeding sites.