Payakumbuh (ANTARA) – The Payakumbuh (Dinkes) city health office recorded 61 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) from January to September 2022.
“During 2022, there are 61 cases of dengue fever. Thank God none of these were serious or even caused death,” the head of the Payakumbuh Wawan City Health Bureau in Payakumbuh said Tuesday.
He said the active DHF case in Payakumbuh currently has only one case left while another 60 cases have healed.
“DHF cases are evenly distributed across five Payakumbuh sub-districts, but most are in densely populated areas,” he said.
The head of the department, who had just been in office less than two weeks ago, said that the most affected cases of dengue were children and adolescents.
Anticipating increasing cases of DHF, its part through puskesmas officers is the surveillance or observation of the pattern of DHF spread from humans or humans, the source of the disease and the environment.
“This is something that needs to be kept stable. If something is unstable, then we will intervene on the three. For example, if someone is sick, we intervene on the person,” he said.
In addition, he said, each puskesmas also has maggot observation officers (jumantik) who must check or monitor the mosquito larvae.
However, he said, the most optimal preventive measure that can be taken by the community is clean living behavior, especially for the environment.
One way to prevent the spread of dengue is to perform 3M Plus Mosquito Nest Eradication (PSN), which is to drain, close, and reuse economic waste.
“First, it drains places that often become water reservoirs, such as bathtubs, water reservoirs, drums and other water reservoirs,” he said.
Then close the water tanks such as bathtubs and kegs. After that, reuse the scraps of used goods that have economic value or recycle.
“Ultimately, the benefits are like working together to clean up the environment, feeding larvicides to hard-to-drain water supplies, and so on,” he said.