A total of 200,000 were infected and 47 died by dengue virus across Sri Lanka in the first seven months of 2019, government figure reveals, which has plummet from last year. The current outbreak is predominantly due to Dengue Fever Virus Type 2 (DEN-2), to which the population has become susceptible due to immunological mechanisms.
Dengue virus doesn't have any specific treatment or cure. However, intervention can help, depending on how severer the disease is. If people in Sri Lanka are aware of the symptoms of dengue in the initial state and seek appropriate health care from General Hospitals (GH) they could potentially save their lives.
WWAT has planned to run a 6 months campaign in schools, public markets, households, and communities on educating about detecting and eliminating dengue breeding sites. Furthermore, providing information education communication material details on dengue (basic information on dengue breeding sites and ways to eliminate, symptoms, treatment, prevention).
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