Trincomalee combats spread of Dengue fever

[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 January 2004, 12:22 GMT]
Trincomalee district health authorities Thursday warned the people of the district through loudhailers to take precautionary methods to prevent dengue fever. Four members of the Sri Lanka Navy located inside the naval dockyard have been detected with symptoms of dengue fever, said an official of the Department of Health in east port town.

Several patients affected by dengue fever in the divisions of Kantalai, Kinniya, Chinabay and Trincomalee town and gravets have been detected, health sources said.

Health authorities have alerted divisional officials to take immediate steps to arrest the spread of dengue fever in their areas Dengue fever is spread by mosquitoes, which bite people in the early mornings and late evenings. A special form of smoke is required to prevent this type of mosquito menace, sources said.

 

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