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DENGUE situation in sri lanka

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Published on Jun 20, 2011

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH INFORMS THAT 50 PERCENT OF THOSE GETTING ADMITTED TO HOSPITALS INFECTED WITH DENGUE ARE WOMEN. 20 PERCENT OUT OF THEM ARE CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE. THIS REPORT ABOUT DENGUE IS FROM NISANSALA RATHNAYAKA.
MORE THAN 20 DENGUE PATIENTS GET ADMITTED TO HOSPITALS PER DAY IN THE COLOMBO CITY ALONE. COMPARATIVE TO LAST YEAR THERE IS A 50 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF DENGUE PATIENTS THIS YEAR.
BECAUSE THE MOSQUITO POPULATION GETS INCREASED DURING THE RAINY SEASON, DISEASES SPREAD BY THEM ALSO GETS INCREASED. AT PRESENT DENGUE HAS BECOME AN EPIDEMIC IN OVER 125 COUNTRIES. 3,000 MILLION PEOPLE ARE BEING AFFECTED. MAJORITY OF DENGUE PATIENTS ARE BEING REPORTED SOUTH EAST AND SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES. IT WAS IN 1965 THAT DENGUE WAS REPORTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SRI LANKA. MAJORITY OF THEM WERE FROM THE WESTERN PROVINCE. THE DENGUE EPIDEMIC WAS REPORTED FIRST IN THE YEAR 1967. MAJORITY OF PATIENTS WERE REPORTED IN YEAR 2004. IT WAS 15,463 PATIENTS.
DURING THE LAST 6 MONTHS 7,948 DENGUE PATIENTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN SRI LANKA. 69 OF THEM DIED. THE MAIN REASON FOR THE SPREAD OF DENGUE IS IMPROPER MANAGEMENT OF SOLID WASTE. THIS HAS BEEN DISCOVERED BY RESEARCH CARRIED OUT IN THE WESTERN PROVINCE. THE PRODUCTION OF A PREVENTIVE CURE TO CURB THE VIRUS HAS ALSO BECOME A CHALLENGE.
1. DR. HASITHA THISERA OF EPIDEMIC DISEASE UNIT SAID THAT DENGUE VIRUS IS VERY COMPLICATED THAN THE VIRUSES RELATING TO OTHER DISEASES. IT IS NECESSARY TO MANUFACTURE A CURE FOR THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
2. SPECIALIST DOCTOR ANIL SAMARANAYAKA SAID THAT MUCH HOPE CANNOT BE KEPT ON THE BTI BACTERIA THE REASON FOR THIS IS THE BTI BACTERIA IS SPRAYED ON PLACES WHERE THE WATER CANNOT BE TAKEN
THE DENGUE VIRUS IS SPREAD THROUGH THE "E.D.S- EGYPTI AND E.D.S- ALBO PICTURS" MOSQUITOES. IT IS THROUGH GENES THAT DENGUE VIRUS GETS PENETRATED IN TO THEIR EGGS. THE MAIN SIGNS OF DENGUE ARE FEWER FOR MORE THAN 48 HOURS, BODY PAIN, VOMITING AND LIFELESSNESS. THE HEALTH AUTHORITIES POINT OUT THAT TAKING MEDICINE OTHER THAN PARACITAMOL COULD AGGRAVATE THE DISEASE. THE BEST REMEDY FOR THE DENGUE IS TO DESTROY ALL POSSIBLE PLACES OF MOSQUITO BREEDING. HOWEVER, THE PEOPLE CLAIMED THAT A STREAMLINED PROGRAMME HAS NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN SRI LANKA FOR THE PREVENTION OF DENGUE.
1. SAID THAT IF SPRAYING OF INSECTICIDES IS DONE ON TIME OR FUMING IS CARRIED OUT REGULARLY, THE MOSQUITOES WILL NOT REMAIN.
2. SAID THAT EVERYONE STARTS CLEANING ONLY AFTER WHEN THE NEWS OF SOMEONE DEAD BY DENGUE IS ANNOUNCED.
UNAUTHORIZED CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN FOUND AS THE CAUSE FOR SPREADING OF DENGUE IN GOVERNMENT FLATS AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS. A REPORT IN THIS REGARD IS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE CABINET TOMORROW.
IF WE ARE TO OVERCOME THIS PROBLEM A LONG TERM PREVENTIVE PLAN IS REQUIRED. YOU MUST ENSURE THAT A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY IS NOT THE NEXT VICTIM OF THE DENGUE MOSQUITO.

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