Dengue claims 186 lives in Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 August 2010, 14:16 GMT]
The number of persons died of dengue fever in the country has risen to 186 till August 13 this year while 25,880 dengue cases were reported during the same period. Dengue fever claimed the lives of 45 in Colombo district (4262 cases), 25 in Gampaha district (3015 cases) and 16 in Jaffna district (2750 cases), a Health Department report said.

The report was released Monday following the launching of National Dengue Control Week (August 16-22) in the country.

72 percent of dengue patients from Colombo district are below the age of 20.

 

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