Pamekasan (ANTARA) – The Health Service of Pamekasan, East Java, released that three residents of this district had died from dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) in early 2022.
“The total number of Pamekasan residents who were infected with dengue fever in early 2022 was 43 people, of which three people died,” said Head of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P) of the Pamekasan Health Office, Hidayat in Pamekasan, Thursday.
The data on the number of residents suffering from DHF is based on reports from 21 puskesmas spread over 13 sub-districts in Pamekasan Regency as of January 19, 2022.
The three Pamekasan residents who died from DHF were because they were referred to a health service center in very serious condition.
“If those who are referred immediately, on average, they can be saved. But the slow ones can cause death,” he also said.
Hidayat explained that this type of disease is indeed a seasonal disease and usually occurs during the rainy season like today.
Efforts to prevent the spread of this type of disease can be carried out by using the “3M” method, namely regularly draining water reservoirs, burying all used goods that have the potential to become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and closing water reservoirs.
“The Pamekasan Health Office is currently also intensifying socialization to the community in order to maintain environmental cleanliness and to eradicate mosquito nests,” he said.
Mosquito nest fumigation (PSN) has also begun to be carried out by puskesmas officers in Pamekasan at a number of points that are considered vulnerable.
Hidayat explained the symptoms for residents who were infected with DHF, both in adults and in children, including a body temperature of more than 38 degrees Celsius. Lack of appetite and in children under five years are usually fussy.
“In children, if the child’s body temperature reaches 38 degrees Celsius and does not go down even though he has been given medicine for 2-3 days, the child should be immediately taken to the nearest puskesmas or hospital,” he explained.
According to Hidayat, dengue is a type of disease that usually occurs during the rainy season like today.
Besides dengue fever, other types of diseases that usually occur during the rainy season are diarrhea, failures and acute respiratory infections (ARI).