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Health authorities issue precautionary measures amidst reports on staggeringly rising dengue cases in 2024

April 15, Colombo (LNW): The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry has reported a significant surge in dengue cases for the year 2024, with the total number surpassing a staggering record 21,000 cases.

As of April 13, the cumulative tally stands at 21,028 cases, with the Colombo district reporting the highest incidence at 4,527 cases.

Among the provinces, the Western Province has recorded the highest number of cases, reaching 7,547, underscoring the urgent need for proactive measures to mitigate the spread of dengue.

Furthermore, the month of April alone has seen 989 new dengue cases reported, indicating an ongoing public health challenge.

Given the recent bouts of substantial rainfall experienced across various regions of the country, health authorities are urging the public to remain vigilant in maintaining cleanliness in their surroundings and eliminating potential mosquito breeding sites.

Adhering to these precautionary measures is essential in combating the spread of dengue fever and safeguarding public health.

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