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Published On: Tue, Jan 1st, 2013

Sri Lanka sees nearly 50,000 dengue fever cases in 2012

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In a follow-up to a story in early December, the Sri Lankan Health Ministry says there were nearly 50,000 cases of dengue fever reported in 2012, resulting in 220 deaths, according to a Daily News report Dec. 31.

This means that the island nation in the Indian Ocean had some 10,000 cases of dengue in December alone.  By the last week of November, the dengue count in Sri Lanka stood at 39,700.

Health officials say that mosquito density was increasing rapidly due to the current unfavorable weather conditions–increased raining and floods.

The Entomology Assistant’s Association critically said the mosquito density increased by 50 percent as government institutions had shown little interest in mosquito eradication, according to the report.

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  1. nmartinez1938 says:

    Let’s focus on proven speedy natural cure http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-12-20/chennai/35933070_1_dengue-virus-dengue-cases-dengue-patients It is time news media take the position of helping to establish this low cost speedy cure for all types of DF. There is a cure. http://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/11/03/repapaya-leaves-speedy-rise-platelet-count-dengue#alternate

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