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Dengue crisis: Sri Lanka deploys soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka deployed hundreds of soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as the country battles the spread of deadly dengue fever that has killed a record 215 people this year, officials said Sunday.   Humid monsoon weather, stagnant water from recent flooding, as well as mounting piles of rotting garbage accumulating in the capital, have combined to create abundant areas for mosquitoes to multiply. This has caused rates of dengue, a tropical disease that is spread by mosquitoes, to surge to over 71,000…