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Over 450,000 potential dengue breeding sites found
Published Date: 13/04/2018 (Friday)

Health Ministry officials have detected 463, 827 potential dengue breeding sites across the country during the mosquito eradication week which concluded recently.

The Ministry carried out the campaign, with the assistance of the Police, the tri services, civil defence force and members of community health committees in a bid to prevent an outbreak of dengue with the activation of the South Western monsoonal rains.

Most of the places with dengue larvae were found in the Western province. The lowest number of them was made in Sabaragamuwa. Most of the sites with dengue larvae were residential premises. The Health Ministry has requested the public to clean houses, gardens, schools shops and religious places at least once a week.

In March 2018, 3,135 cases of dengue were reported. About 381 cases have been reported so far this month. The highest number of dengue cases was reported from Colombo District this year and it was 2320, followed by Gampaha (1,377) and Kalutara (1,060).

Source: The Island

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