New campaign launched to contain spread of dengue

A new campaign was launched by the Government to contain the spread of dengue, the Ministry of Health said today.The national campaign will see the Police, military and public health officials inspecting all areas to identify dengue mosquito breeding grounds. He said the government will also implement proposals by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the fight against dengue. (Colombo Gazette) The number of people affected by dengue has risen to 90,000, the Health Ministry said.Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that the government alone cannot fight the spread of dengue and public assistance was required.