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A risk of dengue in Matale

denguDirector of Health Services in Matale District Dr. W.M. Wijekoon said that there is a threat of a dengue plague in Matale District with finding vector of dengue disease Aedes aegypti mosquito in several areas.

The mosquito can swiftly spread the dengue disease.

District Director of Health Services made this comment addressing the Matale District Coordinating Committee and added that all the public institutions should act collectively to face this threat.He pointed out the need of appointing a responsible officer in each public office in this regard and added that 925 patients have been reported within past 10 months in the district.

The spread of the disease has increased in Ukuwela, Matale, Rattota and Matale town and within the town area 215 patients have been reported.

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