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293 dengue victims every day

Not unexpectedly, the dengue peak season has arrived this month to coincide with the Southwest monsoon, which lasts until September, and the 92 deaths so far this year is set to surpass 97 people who perished last year.

Every day 293 Sri Lankans were infected with dengue from January to May.

Many who die are below 30 and most are children below 15 years of age.

For years now the Ministry of Health and its affiliates as well as municipal health officials have failed miserably to rein in the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main carrier of the deadly viral disease. Hospitals are overflowing.

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