Sri Lanka is struggling with dengue fever

So far this year, there have been 13,423 reported cases of dengue fever. Affected municipalities include Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara. Affected districts include Jaffna, Batticaloa, Kurunegala and Ratnapura.

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Advice For Travellers

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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