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Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Cases on the Rise in East Java Province, 3,683 Cases Reported

The East Java Provincial Government (Pemprov) recorded an increase in cases of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) in early 2024.

From current records, the total number of dengue fever cases has reached 3,683 cases. “We calculated that there was indeed an upward trend of 3,683 cases in the third week of February. From the data, there was indeed an increase of 10-20 percent from the beginning of last year,” said Head of the East Java Health Service (Dinkes), Prof. Erwin Astha Triyono to Ngopibareng.id, Wednesday 6 March 2024.

He said there were two causes for this increase in cases. For example, the rainy season causes stagnant water and environmental conditions cause mosquitoes to breed.

Because of this, he said there was indeed an increase in patients in hospitals. However, he confirmed that the beds in the hospital were not full and could be controlled.

“This situation is routine every time it rains, last December there was an increase but when we told the media about community service the cases would go down by themselves. You can blame nature on one side, but still the way to respond to the excessive rainy season is to do community service efforts to drain, close , burying (3M) was very helpful,” he said.

Therefore, he invited the public to participate in prevention by carrying out community service by draining places where there are standing water, closing water reservoirs, and burying used items that can hold water.

According to him, 3M’s efforts are important because they are a way to prevent it. Because this mosquito is considered special because it lives in clean puddles of water. “If you find cans or used tires, they should be buried, if necessary, recycle them. At home, if there is a tub filled with clear water, be careful and drain it frequently,” said the Airlangga University professor.

Meanwhile, if you feel sick with a fever, Erwin appealed to the public to immediately go to the nearest health service to diagnose whether it is dengue fever or not.

He said this disease is quite deceptive because on the 3rd or 4th day the fever will go down even though it is a critical period for dengue sufferers.

“On the 3rd or 4th day the fever goes down and that is deceptive because there is a potential for emergencies such as shock, decreased platelets, bleeding. So when it comes down, try to be alert. So if you have a fever, immediately go to the health service for help to confirm,” he concluded.

2024-03-06 08:05:00
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