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Dengue update

During the last 5 month of the year 2016, 17466 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.

Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 51.50% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the fourth week of 2016.


This situation warrants regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment. It is also important to seek medical attention in the event of fever by day three of the illness.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:52

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Disease Surveillance in Flood Affected Areas

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International Dengue Conference - 2016

Ebola Preparedness – Assessment in Sri Lanka

Polio Eradication Endgame Plan

Joint International National Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD)  Surveillance Sri Lanka : 16th to 26th October 2015

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Diagnosis of Ebola virus disease (EVD)

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Please contact,

  1. Epidemiology unit – 0112 695112, 0112 681548
  2. Dr. Sunethra Gunasena  (Consultant virologist ) Medical Research Institute(MRI) Colombo
- 0112 693532, 0112 693533,0112 693534 / 5

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