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A Large Dengue Epidemic Affects Sri Lanka In 2017

International Journal of progressive Sciences and Technologies

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Title A Large Dengue Epidemic Affects Sri Lanka In 2017
Creator Jayarajah, Umesh
Faizer, Shuaib
De Zoysa, Ishan M
Seneviratne, Suranjith L
Dengue Fever; Sri Lanka, Dengue Epidemic, Mosquito Control; Viral Serotype; Monsoon Rains; World Health Organisation
Description Sri Lanka experienced its largest dengue epidemic in 2017 with 110,372 reported cases and 301 deaths during the first seven months. Several factors including a change in the dengue virus serotype, unusually heavy monsoon rains and failure to control mosquito breeding sites may have contributed to the magnitude of this epidemic. We describe aspects relating to this large dengue epidemic and the control measures taken to combat it.
Publisher International Journals of Sciences and High Technologies
Date 2017-11-12
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source International Journal of Progressive Sciences and Technologies; Vol 6, No 1 (2017); 84-86
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Umesh Jayarajah, Shuaib Faizer, Ishan M De Zoysa, Suranjith L Seneviratne