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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2023-000084
Country: LKA Sri Lanka
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Date (YMD): 2023-5-14
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Information Source:IFRC
Comments: Dengue cases have been on the rise since the beginning of the year in the country. Indeed, the cases reported are currently three times higher than those recorded in the corresponding period of the last two years. A higher number of cases are recorded in the Western, Southwestern, Central, and Eastern provinces, especially in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Galle, Kegalle, and Kandy districts. The National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU) reported nearly 4,000 novel cases of the dengue virus within the first two weeks of May 2023, raising grave concerns about a potential epidemic, published "Adaderana" on 14 May 2023. The NDCU also revealed that the spread of the Den-3 variant of the Dengue virus is accelerating the virus spread across the country and a total of 33,742 dengue cases have been recorded across the island as of 15 May 2023.
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