Health Office Remind Belitung Residents to Be Alert of Dengue during Rainy Season

BELITUNG, – Health Office (Dinkes) Belitung Regency, Province Bangka Belitung remind residents to be aware of disease dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). Because currently several areas in Indonesia are entering the rainy season.

Head of the Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Belitung Health Service, Joko Sarjono, said that when the rainfall occurs, the Aedes aegypti mosquito population usually increases.

“The increase in the Aedes aegypti mosquito population causes an increase in the transmission of dengue,” he said, Saturday (17/10/2020).

He explained that residents often have to clean their neighborhoods. The goal is to prevent transmission of dengue risk.

“The 4M plus method is an effective effort to prevent dengue fever,” he said referring to the activity of draining, burying, and closing the water reservoir as well as monitoring mosquito larvae in the water reservoir.

Editor: Faieq Hidayat


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