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Dengue "breeders" beware

(March 26, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Legal action will be taken against home owners and institutions that make way for the breeding of dengue mosquitoes, says the Ministry of Health.“This step is being taken in order to prevent the spread of dengue,” said Dr. Paba Palihawadana, director of epidemiology unit of the ministry and added that during the current year alone, more than 2,600 cases of dengue had been reported.

She also said that 28 persons had died due to dengue. Dengue patients had been reported from all districts n the country but the majority had been reported from the Western province and also areas such as Colombo, Kandy, Kegalle and Ratnapura.

“It is essential that breeding grounds are destroyed. We have the authority to fine any home or institution that is not taking steps to destroy these breeding grounds. We hope to implement this in the near future in order to stem the spread of dengue,” Dr. Palihawadana said.
-Sri Lanka Guardian

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