Nearly 50,000 dengue cases in 2022

Aug. 22, Sri Lanka reported nearly 50,000 cases of dengue in the first eight months of 2022, according to the National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU).

Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Chief Medical Officer Ruwan Wijemuni said they are facing multiple challenges in their annual mosquito control programs as the CMC lacks funds to purchase chemicals and insecticides used to control the dengue mosquito population.

Reported cases of dengue usually increase between June and August and between November and January, Wijemuni said. He said mosquito eradication campaigns are hampered by fuel shortages as well.

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