Dengue on the rise once again
The number of dengue patients in the Colombo, Gampaha, Matale and
Vavuniya districts have increased once again compared to September
figures, said Dengue Control Unit Consultant Community Physician Dr.
According to Health Ministry figures, in September, 196 cases were
reported from the Colombo district and in October it was 360. There were
286 cases reported from Gampaha in September and in October it was 340.
From Matale 106 cases reported in September and 251 cases in October. In
September there were 45 cases in Vavuniya and in October it was 98.
She said: "These days heavy rains are lashing many parts of the
country. As a result we see the number of dengue cases rapidly growing
mainly in Colombo, Gampaha and Matale districts. Not only rains,
carelessness in the part of people and garbage problem, too are
There are a number of dengue cases reported from Vavuniya district as
On the rise
Colombo: September 196 cases
October s366 cases
Gampaha: September 286 cases
October s340 cases
Matale: September 106 cases
October s251 cases
Vavuniya: September 45 cases
October s98 cases