Leading Colombo schools breeding mosquitoes

by Dilanthi Jayamanne

The Colombo Municipal Council Public Health Department yesterday warned that city schools would be given till next Thursday (01) to clean up their premises after Entomological Assistants identified 16 potential mosquito breeding places in a leading boys school.

Chief of the Public Health Department Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam warned that legal action would be taken after next week against principals who failed to have their school premises free from mosquito breeding places.

He said there had been ten suspected dengue cases below ten years of age had been detected during the last few days.

He said the numbers were gradually increasing, while the total number of cases detected from the beginning of this month till date was 108 while 170 cases were reported in April last year. The total number of cases received from the beginning of this year till date was 850, while there were 934 cases reported during the first four months of last year.

Dr. Kariyawasam said that all breeding places should be cleaned, while attention should be paid to drains, gutters and clearing of rank vegetation.

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