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More Than 100K Dengue Cases Overwhelm Some Sri Lankan Hospitals Amid Widespread Outbreak

NPR: Dengue Fever Cases Top 100,000 In Sri Lanka’s Outbreak
“Sri Lanka celebrated its eradication of malaria last year. But now the country faces another mosquito-borne illness: dengue fever. … A dengue outbreak has left some Sri Lankan hospitals so full that they’re turning away patients, says Gerhard Tauscher, an operations manager with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies…” (Columbus, 7/26).

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