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Sri Lanka dengue: Authorities tackle spike in cases

Health officials fight increase in dengue cases in Sri Lanka with method successfully used in Australia.

Sri Lanka has recorded a sharp increase in people infected with dengue, a viral disease spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, across the country.

Now Sri Lanka’s health authorities are borrowing a method they say has been successful in Australia – one that uses the same mosquitoes, to combat its spread.

Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo, Sri Lanka.