Kandy General Hospital staff hit by Dengue

Seventy eight members of the Kandy General Hospital staff have contracted dengue hemorrhagic fever, hospital director Dr. Saman Ratnayake said.

They are among 460 dengue patients warded at the hospital, he said.

The hospital director disclosed these figures at a meeting of the Committee on Dengue Control held at the Kandy Kachcheri yesterday.

The director said a large number of dengue mosquito breeding places are found within the hospital premises.

The concentration of mosquito larvae was found even in the gutters, he said.

Dr.Y.M.N.K.Yapa said there was a dengue epidemic in and around the Kandy Hospital including the Deiyannewela area and the support of all was needed to control the epidemic.

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