Sri Lanka using fines to beat dengue amid rising climate risk

AlertNet: Dengue fever, a potentially fatal disease that has infected more than 70,000 people and killed over 500 in Sri Lanka since January 2009, has shown the first signs of abating in two years as the government steps up a campaign that includes fines against people and businesses that fail to remove mosquito breeding areas. The fall in cases comes despite extensive flooding this year, which can encourage dengue-carrying mosquitoes to breed in standing water. Dengue, a severe, flu-like illness, is......

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