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* New technology to prevent dengue deaths in Sri Lanka
Sat, Aug 22, 2009, 08:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Health Ministry has taken steps to provide fifty sets of equipment to the hospitals in the country to measure plasma levels and the thickness of blood in patients suffering from dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Issuing a special press release the Ministry said that the tests carried out by using these instruments could predict the amount of liquid need to be given to the dengue patients in order to maintain the plasma levels in their blood.

The communiqué further said that the drastic drop in plasma levels could also be tested with these machines and such tests would help to minimize the number of fatalities caused by this killer disease.

However according to the statistics from the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry the dengue spreading rate in the country has been declining since July.

The Epidemiology Unit reported 23,875 cases of dengue so far this year and 240 deaths from the mosquito-borne disease.

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