Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 19/06/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 19/06/2017

Here’s our latest social media update on what went viral the last week in Sri Lanka and across the world This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs   The Dengue Epidemic : what Sri Lanka is doing wrong   What Went Viral in Sri Lanka?   Dengue reaches epidemic levels in Sri Lanka   With the onset of the seasonal monsoons, the dengue fever virus has come back again, this time with renewed force. Many of the hospitals around the country have had to stop taking in patients, as…

The Dengue Epidemic

The Dengue Epidemic

What Sri Lanka is doing wrong According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, the dengue statistics for 2017 in the island are as follows: Suspected cases in the last 06 months – 63,987 Cases reported from Western Province – 42.62% approximately Highest number of cases reported – During the 20th week of 2017 The dengue fever has now reached epidemic levels in Sri Lanka. Major public sector hospitals are struggling to accommodate the influx of patients. Even though the hospitals have enough medication, there is no space…