Fifteen dengue deaths upto March end

A total of 14,000 dengue cases and around 15 dengue deaths had been reported up to March 28, Epidemiology Unit epidemiologists said.

According to epidemiologists, the highest number of dengue cases, 2,165 had been reported from the Colombo district while the second highest number, 1,471 had been reported from the Batticaloa district. The third highest number of dengue cases, 1,304 had been reported from the Gampaha district.

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) reported a total of 596 dengue cases during the same period.

Other parts of the Colombo district recorded a total of 1,569 dengue cases.

The total number of dengue cases reported from the Western Province is 4,425, epidemiologists said.

Meanwhile, medical experts and consultants advise the public to seek medical treatment without delay for any type of fever without applying home remedies. All fever patients need rest and they should not attend work or school.

“All patients with a fever should take only Paracetamol. All the other medications, especially Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) such as Ibuprofen cause Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) which can become fatal, medical experts added. 

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