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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Sri Lanka (Update)

09 Apr 2014

Dengue fever is ongoing in Sri Lanka. As of 1 April 2014, 6627 cases have been recorded. An awareness campaign and elimination of mosquito breeding sites has been carried out island-wide between 2-8 April 2014.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.