Alert DHF Cases in Bandung Increase

From November 2021 there were 475 cases and in December it increased to 695 cases

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BANDUNG — The Bandung City Health Office (Dinkes) revealed that cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DBB) patients have increased in December 2021 and January 2022. Therefore, people are asked to be vigilant and behave in a healthy and clean life. at home and in the environment.

Bandung City Health Office data shows the total cases DBD in 2021 it will reach 3,743 cases with the number of patients who died as many as 13 people. In November 2021, DHF cases reached 475 with four of them died.

Meanwhile, in December 2021, DHF cases reached 695 cases with 2 patients dying. The data for January 2022 is still in the data collection stage.

“Based on data obtained from health centers and hospitals in recent months, there has been an increase in dengue cases compared to the beginning of the year (2021), we continue to monitor December and January to increase compared to the previous month,” said Head of the Bandung City Health Office, Dr. Ahyani Raksanagara. Sub-coordinator of infectious disease prevention and control at the Bandung City Health Office, Ira Dewijani, Sunday (23/1/2022).

He said that his party concluded that it happened increase in dengue cases based on a comparison of the previous months and the same month in the previous year. The increase in cases itself occurred due to two factors, namely the presence of the virus and the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

“Usually the rainy season can predict cases starting to rise because the rainy season there are puddles,” he said. Ira said the Aedes Aegypti mosquito likes to be in clean puddles in water storage areas, flower pots and gutters.

In addition, the increase in cases is influenced by the speed of the puskesmas to detect dengue patients early. Previously, early detection of dengue fever could only be done in a hospital.

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“On the one hand, early detection is faster, more cases are caught. So there are many cases but fatality rate smaller than last year,” he said. So he said the severity of sufferers could decrease from year to year.

Ira added that the city of Bandung, which has a DHF endemic status, will make cases continue to exist. However, control and prevention efforts must be carried out so that not many residents are affected by DHF through healthy living, 3M and one of the other options fogging.

“Fogging one of the complements. Fogging What is done must be in accordance with the indications for finding cases and larvae (breeding),” he said. But what is more important is to eradicate mosquito nests through 3M, namely draining water reservoirs, burying used goods, and closing water reservoirs.

“Those who cannot be drained (the shelter) must be given abatement, the sick are treated and it is everyone’s responsibility to keep the environment clean,” he said.

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