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Dengue Fever in Sri Lanka

01 Dec 2014

Dengue fever has been reported from Sri Lanka. As of 12 November 2014, more than 36 600 cases have been reported. The worst affected areas include: Colombo 11 854 cases, Gampaha 6543 cases, Kalutara 2300 cases, Kandy 1570 cases, Jaffna 1131 cases Kurunegala 1829 cases and Kegalle 1456 cases.

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.