the Ministry of Health. And why suddenly is Puttalam so badly affected? What I am asking is to look after 800 patients. Pradeep Kariyawasam Former Chief Medical Officer of Health, Colombo ( The Island newspaper: May 2nd the Public Health Department of the Colombo Municipal Council should have around 55 Public Health Inspectors, 150 Midwives, 185 Health instructors, 55 Mosquito control Field Assistants, who could have been used. This internal spraying will cause more harm than good as the residents will be breathing the chemicals and that could create respiratory diseases, and also the food could be contaminated. What you have to do? Authorities despair at public unconcern over dengue Vaccine Trials The Sunday Times in Sri Lanka 01/05/16 has reported that Sri Lanka has agreed to take part in field trials for a vaccine that has the potential to provide protection against all 4 strains of the. Total dengue cases 2016: 54,945 (2015: 29,777). If the fever continues for more than 2 days, Take the patient to a hospital on the 3rd day and do a blood test (FBC). The epidemic did not happen over a short period. So why not Dengue fever?
Some.84 million are migrant workers. The number of Dengue Fever affected. From 1 January to, the Epidemiology Unit of the Minist ry of Health ( MoH) Sri Lanka reported 80 732 dengue fever cases, including.
The disease was progressing at a very slow rate. Although out of the top ten Jaffna is also a cause for concern; in 2017 there were 5,842 cases; maybe not such a cause for concern you think? Dengue Deaths are reducing in numbers from 2010 onwards Case Fatality Ratio (CFR)? Source; credit Sunday Times Sri Lanka. He adds that in the past there was an organised control programme of fogging and spraying potential mosquito nesting sites but this programme has lapsed due to some unknown reason. The transfer may be by touch, sneezing and coughing or by an insect. Finally, if evidence is required to prove that it is not mosquitoes that cause dengue epidemics, rather than individual dengue cases, the next graph from Singapore is sufficient: Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever Singapore (Bowman LR, Donegan S, McCall PJ (2016) Is Dengue Vector Control Deficient in Effectiveness. Make no mistake, the more cases of dengue there are overall the more potentially fatal cases of DHF (more than 300 this year and counting). 2017 could see 5000 cases registered in Jaffna; that is a massive increase once again. Plus there is an increased amount of construction activity in the town; and construction sites are havens for breeding mosquitos.