Dengue fever is a concern nationwide in Sri Lanka

So far this year, there have been 21,381 reported cases of dengue with 50 deaths nationwide. About half the cases have occurred in the Western Province, that includes the Colombo and Gampaha districts.

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Advice For Travellers

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.

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