Dengue fever hits the new year hard in Sri Lanka

According to health officials, over 1,000 people have already been infected with dengue fever in 2017 in Sri Lanka. Officials are working on finding mosquito breeding grounds in hopes of eliminating them and decreasing the number of people infected.

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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.