Surabaya, memorandum.co.id – In the midst of a pandemic, cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) have the potential to increase again.
The rainy season is a breeding ground for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the dengue virus. DHF cases in early January 2022 have reached 69 cases.
A member of Commission E of the East Java DPRD, Kodrat Sunyoto said, in the midst of the pandemic, dengue cases began to increase again. Therefore, the Golkar Party politician asked the public to be aware of the threat of dengue fever while still fighting Covid-19.
“DHF cases are still one of the main public health problems in East Java Province,” said Kodrat Sunyoto.
Kodrat, who is also the chairman of the Golkar Party faction, added that his previous experience was with many dengue cases during the years 2020-2021. In 2021, there will be 5,961 people with dengue fever. “The number of deaths is 67 people,” he explained.
DHF cases in 2021, continued Kodrat Sunyoto, although dengue cases decreased compared to 2020. However, in 2020, the number of DHF cases was 8,743 cases with 69 deaths.
“Therefore, the beginning of 2022 must be watched out for,” he said.
Kodrat said that the number of dengue cases in early January 2022 had reached 69 cases. “DHF can appear throughout the year and can attack all age groups,” he explained.
The politician who was born in Lamongan, explained that he hoped that the East Java Provincial Health Office would immediately make various prevention efforts by increasing the role of the community in eradicating mosquito nests.
It’s time to campaign again for the 3M program (draining bathtubs, closing water reservoirs tightly, and getting rid of used goods).
According to him, increasing the Culture of the Healthy Living Community Movement (Germas) is the key in overcoming dengue cases in East Java.
This is because the spread of dengue really depends on the health of the surrounding environment and the healthy lifestyle of the community. Therefore, community participation must be encouraged by the East Java Provincial Government together with the district/city government is very important. This reduces the number of victims of dengue cases in 2022,” concluded Kodrat. (day/fer)