Klaten – Cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) in Klaten Regency early in 2023 claimed lives. Two dengue patients have died.
“It is true that two patients have died so far this week. A total of 47 cases have resulted in the death of two people in 2023,” Secretary of the Klaten Regency Government Health Service, Anggit Budiarto told detikJateng at the Klaten Regency Government office, Monday (13/2/2023).
Anggit explained, in terms of the annual death rate, this year has increased. Because in 2022 last February the death rate was still zero.
“Last year on the 3rd and 4th Sundays as of now there were no deaths. It is possible that the weather factor, which was constantly raining, was also a trigger factor,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the Sub-Coordinator for the Prevention and Control of Animal-Based Diseases at the Health Office of the Klaten Regency Government, Wahyuning Nugraheni, said that until this Sunday there had been two cases of death. Finally in Candirejo Village, Ngawen District.
“Yes, in Candirejo Village, it was positive for DHF. An epidemiological investigation (PE) has been carried out and the results are indeed DHF,” Wahyuning explained when asked for confirmation. detikJateng.
Wahyuning explained that the total number of dengue cases in 2023 until Sunday 5 (January-February) was 47 cases with two deaths. Death in Weeks 2 and 3.
“A total of 47 cases with two deaths on Week 2 and 3. Meanwhile, in 2022 to Week 5 there were 56 cases and the total cases for 2022 were 540 cases with 24 deaths,” he explained.
According to Wahyuning, after the case in Candirejo Village, the Office has conducted PE by monitoring the larvae. “What was reported was in PE and found larvae. We have also socialized it to the community,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Ngawen sub-district, Ana Fajriah Hidayati, said that information from the Candirejo village midwife that had been reported to the head of the Puskesmas, from the hospital where he was being treated, stated that the victim died of dengue fever. The sub-district asked for the PSN movement to follow the case.
“We have conveyed to the Village and PKK the PSN and Jumantik movements. PE is carried out by the Health Service,” explained Ana when asked for confirmation. detikJateng.
The Health Service urges the public to increase their awareness of dengue fever. The disease caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito can be anticipated with a clean lifestyle, eradication of mosquito nests (PSN) in homes, public places or empty buildings in the surrounding environment.
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