Menace of Dengue Dengue is an arbovirus disease caused by any one of four closely related viruses that do not provide cross-protective immunity; a person can be infected as many as four times, once with each serotype. Dengue viruses are transmitted from person to person by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in the domestic environment.
There are 4 serotypes of Dengue virus. Dengue usually occurs as epidemics in Sri Lanka following monsoon seasons. According to data from epidemiology unit of Sri Lanka, the number of total cases recorded for year 2009 is 32713. Most affected district was Kandy.
He is a member of the editorial board of the “Guidelines for the Management of Dengue Fever and DHF in adults in Sri Lanka” and a pioneer in improving clinical management of Dengue in Sri Lanka. He said the dengue menace can be completely eliminated from the environment if relevant authorities take stringent measures to encourage the public, especially schoolchildren, to cleanse the.
India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand are among the 30 most dengue endemic countries in the world. This region reported more than 400,000 cases of dengue in 2013. The Southeast Asian region contributes to more than half of the global dengue cases and about 52% of the world’s population at risk resides in this region.Learn More
Last year, over 50 people died and over 48,000 were affected by the mosquito-borne virus in Sri Lanka, with the National Dengue Control Unit launching several programmes to eradicate mosquito.Learn More
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in Sri Lanka. Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species of Aedes. Once the mosquito is infected, it remains infected for its life span. There are distinct, but closely related, four types of viruses that cause dengue. Recovery from infection by one provides lifelong immunity against that particular.Learn More
Sun, Jul 23, 2017, 11:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says the government has taken measures to provide necessary solutions to control the dengue menace and waste management though different quarters are leveling criticism against the government.Learn More
Dengue fever which is known as a breakbone fever has created havoc in Sri Lanka. Since January 2010, 27142 dengue cases and 195 death have been reported. Dengue is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with any one of the four dengue viruses. Dengue fever is a febrile illness that affects infants, young children and adults.Learn More
Over 10,000 people infected with dengue in Sri Lanka in January Super User 2020-02-11 12:01:00; Sri Lanka: Dengue cases top 11,000 Super User 2020-02-10 12:01:00; Show Panel. Scroll.Learn More
Lanka, dengue has become a growing menace that causes considerable financial and social impact to the society as a whole each year. In 2015 there were total of 29,777 reported dengue cases, but in 2016 that count was nearly doubled with a total of 55,150 reported dengue cases (2). Currently there is no effective vaccine for dengue accepted by the National Medicines Regulatory Authority of Sri.Learn More
Dengue Type 2 strain: Unfamiliar menace. Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 01:00. Print Edition. Features. Sam Bresnick. Aedis Aegypti (Dengue) mosquito. Officials from the Dengue Control Unit are blaming the current dengue outbreak on the appearance of the type 2 dengue virus, which has newly arrived in the country. “From 2009 until 2016, dengue virus types 1 and 4 were circulating in Sri Lanka.Learn More
HI, we have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Sri Lanka. Its winter and dry season (where we were, which was the west and south coasts), and in the two weeks, saw about 5 mosquitos. we were also a bit scared about dengue, so we used DEET most days. Hotels tend to have air con, or plug in zappers. we also treated our cloths with pemethrin. None of us got any bites.Learn More
Sri Lanka is one of the few countries with a very vast and rich cultural diversity. The culture is itself very unique and thereby contributes to the Sri Lankan identity. Sri Lankan culture includes a lot of customs and rituals, whish date to more than 2000 years which were handed down from generation to generation. The most prominent feature of the Sri Lankan is its colourful festivals, which.Learn More
According to statistics from the Ministry of Health’s Epidemiology Unit 105,153 dengue fever cases have been reported across Sri Lanka up to July 24 this year. That is almost double the total number of cases reported in 2016, where the number of patients were 55,150. A total of 296 people have died from the mosquito-borne epidemic so far. The above statistics were included in the report made.Learn More
In Sri Lanka, where dengue was first confirmed in 1962, most cases have traditionally been reported from the western, urbanized region. Periodic epidemics with increasing magnitude and severity have been reported since 1989, and all four strains have been found to co-circulate. To document the epidemiology of dengue in the more rural Southern Province of Sri Lanka, we performed surveillance of.Learn More