COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – High temperatures and unseasonal rains have combined to effectively scuttle Sri Lanka’s efforts to curb. up from 1,477 cases during the same period in 2015.
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COLOMBO, Sep 20 2010 (IPS) – An aggressive public health and information programme is giving Sri Lanka a key weapon in its battle. say doctors and health specialists at the Epidemiology Unit of the.
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Children take part in a dengue awareness campaign in Sri Lanka’s Kurunegala District. up from 1,477 cases during the same period in 2015. The epidemiology unit of the Ministry of Health said that.
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"Over the last two years we have gone all out to stop the spread of dengue," Pabha Palihawadana, head of the Health Ministry’s Epidemiology Unit, told IRIN. "Now we are seeing some of the results.".
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Although Sri Lanka has seen a drastic drop in the number of dengue. and curative medical care work hand in hand,” Paba Pallihawdana, the head of the Epidemiology Unit at the Ministry of Health,
Colombo, June 11 (ANI): The Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lankan Health Ministry has said that during the first six months of this year, 18,613 suspected dengue cases have been reported from across the.
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No dengue cases have been reported in Hong Kong. Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry and its Epidemiology Unit have been struggling with the deadly virus for years, randomly spraying insecticide and knee-jerk.
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Sri Lanka’s health officials. said the staff at all divisions had been notified to identify the disease-affected areas. The epidemiology unit of the Health Ministry has also commenced a broad.
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Victims should complete the course of drug treatment prescribed by their physicians, he said. The Galle Epidemiology Unit said it had received reports of 43 patients in January and February, mainly.
With the monsoon season upon it, Sri Lanka’s war against the deadly dengue- carrying. and the Health Ministry and its Epidemiology Unit still conducts monthly dengue awareness weeks, which began in.
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In Sri Lanka it is the Health Ministry’s Epidemiology Unit headed by Dr. Paba Palihawadana which is heavily involved while the other Asian countries which are part of the project are Thailand,
Dengue incidence data for 2012 to 2016 were collected from Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka 36. Using data up to 2015, dengue incidences for 2016 were predicted. As shown in Fig. 1, most of the dengue.
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