The National Dengue Control Unit is the focal point for the National Dengue Control Programme in the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. It was established in the year 2005 as a decision taken by the Ministry of Health following the major Dengue outbreak in year 2004. It is responsible for the coordination of Dengue Control or Preventive activities with different stakeholders.CONTACT US NOW
Transmission of the Dengue virus is
caused by the female mosquitoes of Aedes
aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Aedes
aegypti is the major vector of Dengue
illness that caused epidemics, where as
Aedes albopictus may cause epidemics
when its density is high.
Real time Dengue patient surveillance is essential to identify Dengue disease clusters and initiate prompt Public Health interventions. “DenSys” is a tool developed by the Epidemiology Unit for this purpose.
Dengue Vector Surveillance
Dengue Vector Surveillance is an important and essential component of the Dengue Control Program. Information generated from Vector Surveillance guides the Vector Control Program and helps for early warning and epidemic forecasting.