Dengue fever contiues in Sri Lanka

Reported cases of people infected with dengue fever virus have now surpassed 30,000 cases nationwide. Fifty deaths have been registered. Almost one-third of the cases have occurred in the Colombo district followed by the Gampaha district.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

All travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.