A Health Ministry official yesterday said more people died last year after contracting dengue fever than in 2017.
The National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control says that cases of dengue fever have increased this year, including the number of those who died from the virus.
Cases of dengue fever have more than doubled in the first three months of 2018 if compared to the same period last year.
Health Ministry introduces five measures to prevent an outbreak of dengue fever.
Health Ministry officials said the number of malaria cases in 2017 increased nearly 100%.
The number of dengue fever cases dropped by more than half last year, with only three deaths, a health official said.