How to Eradicate Dengue Virus from Sri Lanka
■ You are a confirmed or suspected dengue patient, having a fever. Fever in dengue patients coincide with the presence of dengue virus in their blood, which could be inadvertently transmitted to family members and neighbours via Aedes mosquitoes.
■ A family member or neighbour has contracted dengue.
■ Your neighbourhood has been declared a dengue cluster. Click here for the list of active clusters. Use of repellent can minimise chances of being bitten by an infective mosquito.
■ You are visiting a place that is a declared cluster or has high mosquito population”.
Who is the enemy?
- We are an island with only India close by.
- We do not have daily influx of people from other countries who might be bringing the dengue virus and even mosquitoes
- We are a small country with good communications that can handle a new project quickly.
- And most important we have an educated and intelligent population who can understand the dynamics of dengue transmission and act accordingly.