DHF in East Java is worrisome, 21 patients die in a month

Friday, January 28, 2022 – 22:00 WIB

VIVA The number of cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DBD) from East Java, increasingly worrying. Based on data from the East Java Health Service, in less than a month, January 1 to 27, 2022, there are now 1,220 people with dengue fever. Of that number, 21 of them died and it was dominated by the age of 5-14 years.

The most cases were in Bojonegoro Regency as many as 112 people. Nganjuk Regency 82 people, Malang Regency 73 people, Ponorogo Regency 64 people, and Tuban Regency 61 people.

Meanwhile, the highest number of dengue fever deaths was in Pamekasan Regency, three people, Bojonegoro Regency 2 people, and Nganjuk Regency 2 people.

This number increased when compared to 2021 in the same month, where there were 668 dengue fever sufferers in East Java with five deaths. The total number of dengue patients in 2021 in East Java is 6,417 people, with the number of deaths as many as 71 people.

Apart from COVID-19, Sharing Attention to DHF

In response to that, the Governor of East Java Khofifah Indar Parawansa appealed to the public not to panic but continue to increase vigilance.

“That apart from COVID-19, we also have to share our attention and vigilance with DHF. So when you have a fever, for example, apart from COVID-19, we have to start considering the possible symptoms of dengue fever,” he said in a written statement received on Friday, January 28, 2022.

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