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5,783 persons affected by Dengu in the North, Director of Health, Dr. Nanthakumar

5,783 persons affected by Dengu in the North, Director of Health, Dr. Nanthakumar

The Director of Health, Jaffna Region, Dr.K.Nanthakumar said yesterday that 5 patients have died of Dengu this year and 5,783 persons were afflicted with Dengu this year. Most of the affected are from Jaffna Region he said.

Year: 2017

Month

Number affected.

January

625

February

478

March

863

April

499

May

301

June

288

July

376

August

290

September

341

October

593

November

509

December

620

Total

5,783

During the course of this month, 115 persons in Jaffna, 88 in Uduvil, 52 in Kopay, 40 in Nallur,76 in Thelipalai, 35 in Point Pedro, 01 in Maruthankerny, 26 in Karaveddy, 88 in Chavakachcheri, 24 in Chankanai,53 in Sandilipay, 09 in Kayts, 05 in Karainagar,08 in Velanai had been afflicted with Dengu. As Malaria and Dengu mosquitoes look alike , we are taking action against both. We are releasing fish-lets in wells, he said.


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