Dengue ails 12,750, kills 10 by March 15: Epidemiologists

Epidemiologists attached to the Epidemiology Unit said 12,750 dengue cases and 10 dengue deaths had been reported up to March 15.

The highest number of dengue cases (1,990) were reported from the Colombo district, while the second highest (1,279) was reported from the Batticaloa district. The third highest (1,227) was from the Gampaha district.

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) reported 555 dengue cases during the same period. The other parts of the Colombo district recorded 1,435 cases. The Western Province reported 4,083 cases, the epidemiologists said. Medical experts and consultants advise the public to seek medical treatment without delay for any type of fever without applying home remedies. Fever patients need rest and should not attend work or school.

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