The National Dengue Control Unit states that 5500 dengue patients have been reported so far this year. The unit says there has been a rapid increase in the spread of dengue.
60% of the 5500 dengue patients found are reported from the Western Province. The majority of patients have been reported from urban areas in the province.
The National Dengue Control Unit points out that dengue has been on the rise in many parts of the country since September last year and it is the duty of the people to prevent the further spread of the disease.