Home / Healthcare/ Study on acceleration of dengue cases in Batticaloa and social factors influencing dengue

Study on acceleration of dengue cases in Batticaloa and social factors influencing dengue

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:28

llThe Ministry of Health has pointed out that the number of dengue cases identified so far this year is doubled from the total number of dengue cases throughout last year. Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented outbreak of dengue fever, which has resulted in more than 100,000 cases and claimed almost 300 lives so far this year. Aid groups say that the onslaught of cases is overwhelming the island nation’s medical system.

105,153 dengue fever cases have been reported across Sri Lanka up to 24 July, according to numbers from the Epidemiology Unit of the country’s Ministry of Health. That is almost double the total case count in the entire year of 2016, which stands at 55,150. A total of 296 people have died from the mosquito-borne epidemic so far. The above statements have stated in the report regarding the acceleration of dengue menace by the Ministry of Health.

Most of the dengue cases have been identified from western province. In western province, 22,186 dengue cases from Colombo district, 17,228 dengue cases from Gampaha district and 5,616 dengue cases from Kalutara have been identified. And 3,255 dengue cases from Jaffna, 4,135 dengue cases from Batticaloa, 4,415 dengue cases from Trinco, 5,943 dengue cases from Kurunagela and 6,081 dengue cases from Ratnapura have been reported. 

The above study, which will eradicate the dengue menace in future in Paddiruppu region by investigating the preventive measures for dengue, has commenced by Dr. Sugunan with, Base Hospital, Kaluwanchikuddy with the collaboration of The University of Georgia on 22 July. And this study has been implemented by the Professor Wikrama from the University of Georgia. The discussion and the training sessions are inaugurated by S. Thanigaseelan, Asst Director, NHRDC at Base Hospital, Kaluwanchikuddy with the help of hospital staffs. Professor Wikrama, Professor Thulitha, S. Saranya lecturer Eastern University of Sri Lanka and nurses are presented in this occasion.

The purpose of this study is, to outbreak the factors, which causes the dengue in the villages in Paddiruppu areas.

Share This Article


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

Strong brands can sustain shocks!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The recent media highlighted the impact of communal violence on the tourism industry. The press conference earlier this week threw out a number as high as 10% whilst the actual cancellation was around 500 room nights around the Kandy vicinity was rep

Racism, riots, and the Sri Lankan State

Thursday, 22 March 2018

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion” – Simone de Beauvoir

Why Ranil is still needed

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The Joint Opposition move to pass a vote of no-confidence in Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will come a cropper. Ranil knows that best as he has tersely told a group of opposition pollies (Australia slang for ‘politicians’), “Come on! Pres

Putin, Mahinda and Gotabaya

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

I have to say that I am very happy indeed about the resounding victory scored by President Putin. If not for him, there would be no multi-polarity in the world; no chance of a global equilibrium; no ally for the rising economic power of China which w

Columnists More