The Regional Medical Officer in Charge in Charge of Anti Malaria Campaign, Norris Mariyachelvam has warned that the risk of Malaria infection in the Northern province has increased and the public should act with responsibility and in self defence.
He said this in a media conference held in a private hotel located in Jaffna, yesterday. It was discovered that Sri Lanka is without Malaria in 2012.WHO declared Sri Lanka as a country without Malaria. However new Malaria carrier strains have been identified. And risk of malaria infection had been increased with malaria carriers being identified in Mannar.
Activities have been undertaken to create awareness among people. However when 1500 wells were examined in JMC, Kopay Nallur areas, 269 wells were found to contain this Malaria lavas. After precautionary activities only one well was found infected in 372 wells.
People could take precautions such as covering the well, sleeping under mosquito nets and using ani- mosquito creams, he said.