COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Experts have urged suspected dengue patients to seek medical help immediately.
Consultant Physician Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama said the lives of dengue fever patients are in danger as some seek medical treatment only after developing serious symptoms.
Dr. Wijewickrama noted that if an individual has symptoms of fever for more than 48 hours, such persons should do a full blood count.
Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama said due to the high number of dengue cases with limitations at hospital wards, it is imperative to diagnose early to prevent any casualties.
He also noted that individuals suffering from fever must only be administered Paracetamol and not any other pain relievers.
Experts have been providing regular updates on the dengue situation in the country and Consultant Physician Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama urged the public to adhere to guidelines issued by health authorities.