COLOMBO: a virulent disease of breakbone fever virus has killed around three hundred individuals to this point this year in Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and hospitals square measure stretched to capability, health officers aforesaid.

They damn recent monsoon rains and floods that have left pools of stagnant water and putrefaction rain-soaked trash — ideal breeding sites for mosquitoes that carry the virus.

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“Dengue patients square measure streaming into overcrowded hospitals that square measure stretched on the far side capability and troubled to cope, notably within the country’s hardest hit western province,” Red Cross/Red Crescent aforesaid in an exceedingly statement.

According to the planet Health Organization, breakbone fever is one among the world’s quickest growing diseases, endemic in a hundred countries, with as several as 390 million infections annually. Early detection and treatment save lives once infections square measure severe, notably for young youngsters.

The Sri Lankan government is troubled to regulate the virus, that causes flu-like symptoms and may grow to be the deadly haemorrhagic dandy fever.

The ministry of health aforesaid the quantity of breakbone fever infections has climbed on top of a hundred,000 since the beginning of 2017, with 296 deaths.

“Ongoing downpours and worsening sanitation conditions raise considerations the illness can still unfold,” Red Cross/Red Crescent aforesaid.

Its help comes per week once Australia proclaimed programmes to assist management dandy fever in Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

“Dengue is endemic here, however one reason for the dramatic rise in cases is that the virus presently spreading has evolved and other people lack the immunity to oppose the new strain,” Novil Wijesekara, head of health at the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka NGO aforesaid in an exceedingly statement.