In its ongoing drive under ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ against the vector-borne diseases, the anti-larva cell of the Health Department detected 43 cases of dengue larvae at various localities here t

Cases of malaria have spiked in the Capital with as much as 51 persons affected by it in June, three times the number of people affected with dengue reported in the same month.

The Ministry of Health released on Thursday this year's figures regarding the number of cases of vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria and Chikungunya.

Last year, 392 malaria cases were reported from government hospitals and dispensaries in June, while cases of dengue rose from 21 in June to 399 in September in 2018.

According to health authorities, the number of cases has come down from 2017, when 6,390 suspected cases of dengue were registered.

Conducts door-to-door survey to check dengue, chikungunya

To make children aged 0-5 years free from polio disease, a pulse polio drive would be held in the district from June 16 to 20.

Following the first case of dengue the District Health Department has already earmarked separate wards to handle patients suffering from the disease.

Dengue has become a major public health problem in Sri Lanka with a considerable economic burden.

Former had five times more breeding spots than the latter in last four months

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