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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2017-000086
Country: LKA Sri Lanka
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Date (YMD): 2017-7-20
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Information Source:IFRC
Comments: A total of 97,125 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit, Sri Lanka from all over the island for the last 7 months in the year of 2017 with over 269 deaths. The trend diagram below clearly shows the outbreak proportions dengue is taking in the year 2017 in comparison to each year from 2010 to 2017. The current outbreak is predominantly due to Dengue Fever Virus Type 2 (DEN-2), to which the population has become susceptible due to immunological mechanisms.
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