Following Flooding, Sri Lanka Experiences Worst-Ever Dengue Outbreak; At Least 225 Dead, 76K Infected

Associated Press: Sri Lanka’s worst-ever dengue outbreak kills 225
“Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing [at least] 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year…” (Mallawarachi, 7/4).

CNN: Deadly dengue fever outbreak kills hundreds in Sri Lanka
“…Experts worry the death toll could yet increase, as the country’s health infrastructure struggles to cope with the virus’ rapid spread. ‘Dengue will get worse as flood waters recede further,’ Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said in comments made to state-owned media outlet Daily News…” (Gawande, 7/6).

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