WHO submits report to control dengue in Sri Lanka

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has submitted a report to the Health Ministry on measures which need to be taken to control the spread of dengue in Sri Lanka.

A delegation from the WHO currently in Sri Lanka inspected some of the areas affected by the spread of dengue.

The WHO delegation included members from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The Health Ministry said that Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne is to brief cabinet on the findings and recommendations of the WHO team. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. – Control of mosquito breeding alone is not sufficient to eradicate dengue.
    – The enemy is the dengue virus and not the mosquito.
    – Dengue is actually acquired from a dengue patient, the mosquito only “transports” the virus.
    – Therefore, the correct strategy is to isolate the dengue patient from mosquito bites. 50% isolation will eliminate dengue in 4 months.

    Pl see: http://eradicatedengue.blogspot.com/2017/07/dengue-who-is-winning-war-virus-or-sri.html

Comments are closed.