Dengue outbreak kills 300 in Sri Lanka, hospitals at limit


COLOMBO: a virus of infectious disease virus has killed around three hundred folks to date this year in state and hospitals area unit stretched to capability, health officers same.

They blasted recent monsoon rains and floods that have left pools of stagnant water and decomposition rain-soaked trash — ideal breeding sites for mosquitoes that carry the virus.

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“Dengue patients area unit streaming into overcrowded hospitals that area unit stretched on the far side capability and troubled to cope, significantly within the country’s hardest hit western province,” Red Cross/Red Crescent same in a very statement.

According to the planet Health Organization, infectious disease is one in all the world’s quickest growing diseases, endemic in a hundred countries, with as several as 390 million infections annually. Early detection and treatment save lives once infections area unit severe, significantly for young youngsters.

The Sri Lankan government is troubled to regulate the virus, that causes flu-like symptoms and may grow to be the deadly hurt breakbone fever.

The ministry of health same the amount of infectious disease infections has climbed on top of a hundred,000 since the beginning of 2017, with 296 deaths.

“Ongoing downpours and worsening sanitation conditions raise issues the illness can still unfold,” Red Cross/Red Crescent same.

Its help comes every week when Australia declared programmes to assist management breakbone fever in state.

“Dengue is endemic here, however one reason for the dramatic rise in cases is that the virus presently spreading has evolved and other people lack the immunity to repel the new strain,” Novil Wijesekara, head of health at the state nongovernmental organization same in a very statement.