The Director of Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Vector and Zoonotics from the Ministry of Health, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, has appealed to the general public to pay attention to dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Currently, there’s a double threat of an infection from dengue fever and COVID-19. The ministry has acquired many reviews from quite a lot of provinces associated to each infections.
“Out of 460 regencies or cities which have reported dengue circumstances, 439 regencies or cities additionally reported COVID-19 circumstances, so it is a double an infection,” she stated.
She warned that dengue circumstances often happen in March. But this yr dengue fever remains to be growing till June. Based on the case notes, there are nonetheless 100-500 dengue circumstances per day, the variety of dengue circumstances alone has reached 68,000 circumstances.
“So in provinces the place the variety of COVID-19 circumstances is excessive, in addition they report dengue, resembling West Java, Lampung, NTT, East Java, Central Java, and South Sulawesi,” he stated.
DHF has a excessive mortality fee. The Ministry of Health’s report famous that there have been 346 circumstances of dengue deaths as of June this yr.
Nadia urged folks to do the 3M plus routine to stop DHF at dwelling. The routine consists of draining water reservoirs, disposing of or burying used items that may grow to be mosquito breeding grounds, and recycling gadgets the place attainable.
The “plus” factor of the routine is the prevention of mosquito bites by utilizing mosquito repellent lotions and anti-mosquito medicine.
Government spokesperson for dealing with COVID-19, Achmad Yurianto, had reminded the general public of ailments aside from COVID-19, specifically dengue, when getting into the transition season.
Yuri appealed to all households and other people of Indonesia to eradicate mosquito nests which can be round them. Moreover, he stated that if dengue fever combined with coronavirus, it will lead to a reasonably excessive mortality fee.