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  • #16
    Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 24 fatalities

    Source: http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/38568.html


    Decline in dengue deaths attributed to speedy govt. action
    Friday, 18 March 2011 02:16

    COLOMBO, 17 March 2011 (IRIN) - For the first time in two years, reports of dengue fatalities and infections in Sri Lanka are falling, which officials attribute to aggressive island-wide public awareness campaigns and measures to wipe out mosquito breeding grounds.

    As of March 10, 2011, there had been 2,261 dengue infections and 24 deaths reported, according to the Health Ministry’s epidemiology unit. These figures were down significantly from last year when there had been more than 9,600 infections and 64 deaths in the first two months of the year alone. This was the first time since early 2009 that there has been such a substantial drop, noted Pabha Palihawadena, director of the Health Ministry’s epidemiology unit. “There is a very definite slowdown in the spread of the disease,” he said.

    Faced with mounting fatality figures in 2010 the Sri Lankan government set up an inter-ministerial task force to fight dengue last May that included three ministries as well as defence and regional public officials. The military, police and civil defence forces cleaned public areas suspected of being mosquito breeding grounds while dumping rubbish at unauthorized locations became a criminal offence. Violators were arrested and fined as much as US$50 and public health inspectors visited homes and offices in search of potential breeding places. Owners of buildings and homes found to be “repeat violators” faced fines of up to $150. “It was punitive action that really put an end to human induced breeding areas,” said the Health Ministry’s chief epidemiologist, Sudath Peiris.

    Dengue infections are highest in urban areas due to man-made breeding spots, he explained...

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    • #17
      Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 24 fatalities

      eports from March 18th;

      2,480 cases; 25 fatalities.

      http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...18-03-2011.pdf

      http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...18-03-2011.pdf
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      The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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      • #18
        Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 25 fatalities

        Reports from March 21st;

        2,512 cases; 27 fatalities.

        http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...21-03-2011.pdf
        http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...21-03-2011.pdf
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        • #19
          Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 27 fatalities

          Source: http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/38928.html


          Dengue claims student’s life
          Tuesday, 22 March 2011 01:02

          By Ananda Weerasooriya

          A 10-year-old student of the Dehiwala Mount Lavinia area has died on Saturday of Dengue. The deceased was Sandalee, a student of Anula Vidyalaya and a resident of Kawdana in Dehiwala...

          ...People of the area expressing their views said Dengue was fast spreading in Kawdana. However, the Municipality was not taking effective measures to control the decease.

          Three students and an elderly person had already died of Dengue while several children have been admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital.

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          • #20
            Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 27 fatalities

            Reports from March 25;

            2673 cases and 29 fatalities.

            http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...25-03-2011.pdf

            http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...25-03-2011.pdf
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            • #21
              Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 29 fatalities

              Reports from April 1:

              2969 cases and 31 fatalities.

              http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...01-04-2011.pdf

              http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...01-04-2011.pdf
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              • #22
                Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 31 fatalities

                Reports from April 21:

                3,784 cases and 32 fatalities.

                http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...21-04-2011.pdf

                http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...21-04-2011.pdf
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                • #23
                  Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 32 fatalities

                  Dengue makes dramatic leap
                  By Carol Aloysius
                  The total number of dengue cases up to April this year has already overtaken the previous year’s count for the same period, as the country is now in the grips of another full blown epidemic that threatens to surpass epidemics of recent years.
                  According to the Epidemiology Unit’s latest statistics up to April 21, the total cumulative number of confirmed cases of dengue now stands at 3,784 with 31 deaths.
                  In comparison, the total cumulative number of dengue cases by April end in 2010 was 2,004.
                  Colombo leads the rest with 1,273 cases and 12 deaths reported so far. The Colombo Municipal Council division has reported 580 cases and 7 deaths while other areas in the district have reported a total of 691 cases and 5 deaths, making the number of deaths in the country’s most populous metropolis region, twelve.
                  Other districts which have shown a sharp rise in the outbreak and have exceeded the hundred mark are: Gampaha - 441 cases (1 death), Batticaloa – 253 cases (2 deaths), Puttlam 194 cases (4 deaths), Kurunegala 169 cases (1 death), Ratnapura 164 cases (2 deaths), Jaffna 125 cases (2 deaths), Kandy 102 cases (0 deaths)

                  ...

                  http://www.nation.lk/2011/04/24/news16.htm
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                  • #24
                    Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 32 fatalities

                    Reports from April 28:

                    4,210 cases and 36 fatalities.

                    http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...28-04-2011.pdf

                    http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...28-04-2011.pdf
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                    • #25
                      Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 36 fatalities

                      Reports from April 29;

                      4,225 cases and 39 fatalities.

                      http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...29-04-2011.pdf

                      http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...29-04-2011.pdf
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                      • #26
                        Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 39 fatalities

                        Source: http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2011/05...dengue.jpg&dt=[May%2003%202011]

                        Dengue is on increase
                        [May 03 2011]

                        The Health Ministry, which warns of a possible outbreak of dengue withthe prevailing rainy weather, advices the public to clean theirenvirons to destroy mosquito breeding places.

                        According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, over 4,368cases of dengue have been reported from the beginning of this yearupto today and 39 people died of dengue.

                        Over 1,294 cases of dengue have been reported in April with eightdeaths. The Unit said the majority of dengue cases were reported fromColombo (1,440) and an increase of dengue cases have also shown inGampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, and Batticaloa districts.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 39 fatalities

                          Source: http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/fro...ews/43233.html


                          Dengue on the rise
                          Saturday, 07 May 2011 00:00

                          By Yohan Perera

                          The Colombo Municipality yesterday warned that dengue was on the increase in Colombo with 175 dengue cases reported last month bringing the number of cases reported so far this year to about 700...

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                          • #28
                            Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 39 fatalities

                            Reports from May 9th;

                            4,916 cases
                            42 fatalities.

                            http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...09-05-2011.pdf

                            http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...09-05-2011.pdf
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                            The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                            • #29
                              Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 42 fatalities

                              Reports from May 19th;

                              http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...19-05-2011.pdf

                              http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...19-05-2011.pdf

                              5510 cases and 42 fatalities.
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                              The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Sri Lanka 2011 Dengue cases, 42 fatalities

                                Reports from May 20th;

                                http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...20-05-2011.pdf

                                http://www.epid.gov.lk/pdf/Dengue/20...20-05-2011.pdf

                                5657 cases and 49 fatalities.
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                                The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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