Dengue fever deaths continue to increase in Sri Lanka

The addition of slightly more than 1,800 new cases of dengue fever brings the total for the year to almost 23,000 infected people. Deaths due to dengue have increased to 40 deaths nationwide.

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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.