Consultant Physician Dr. Upul Dissanayake attached to the Colombo National Hospital says the number of dengue cases has increased significantly in recent days and therefore requested the public to give due attention to symptoms such as high fever.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo today, Dr. Dissanayake said the number of dengue cases reported at present is much higher than COVID cases.
He also noted that since symptoms of dengue are similar to those who are suffering from complications after the inoculation of the booster shots, certain individuals ignore even if they suffer from high fever.
Dr. Upul Dissanayake urged the public to seek medical attention if anyone is suffering from high fever.
He said seeking early medical advice could help avoid serious bouts of dengue.