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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Sri Lanka

03 Apr 2017

A media reportof 1 April 2017, quoting health officials, is advising that there have been 26 000 patients diagnosed with dengue fever over the course of this year. Nearly 50% of the patients were reported from the Western Province. Fifty three individuals have died in the last 90 days.

Advice for Travellers

All travellers to endemic regions are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection. Prevention relies on avoiding mosquito bites.