The Statistics of the Jaffna Regional Health Services Department indicate that 191 persons were inflicted with Dengu in the first 15 days of this month. While saying that Dengue attack has increased sharply during this period, the Department also warned the people to be careful.
Although Dengue attacks were found to increased in the North, Dengue attack has been intensified in Jaffna District. More than 6,000 were afflicted by Dengue last year.This is far in excess over the last few years. 191 persons have been afflicted and 5 death due to Dengue has occurred. As the Dengue attack had found to be more than the other districts, several activities have been undertaken to bring the situation under control.
Due to the fact that the dengue attacks have seriously increased, the Health Department has requested that the people clean up their houses and shrubs and be generally careful. To some extent the Dengue menace could be brought under control, said the Health sector Officers.