Merdeka.com – Throughout 2021, as many as 211 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) were found in South Tangerang. Currently, there are 30 DHF patients who are still being treated at local hospitals and health centers. The Head of Disease Control and Eradication (P2P) of the South Tangerang City Health Office, Tulus Muladiono, revealed that the number of cases occurred in the period from January to May 2021.
“During January to May 2021, there were 211 cases of dengue fever found in South Tangerang. Of these, there have been no reports of people dying,” said Tulus at the Tangsel Mayor’s office, Friday (11/6).
For this reason, he asked the residents of South Tangerang to continue to maintain PHBS in addition to focusing on the spread of Covid-19, which is currently the focus of the Government.
According to him, the breeding of the virus carried by the Aedes Aegepty mosquito is due to climate change that occurs based on the cycle of weather changes.
“The reason is because of the weather. It’s a cycle. It’s true that a lot of rainy season hatches. Meanwhile, people are currently doing a lot of activities at home. So the progress is not only Covid-19, but also PHBS,” he said
So far, he has mapped the area of the Rawa Buntu sub-district, Serpong sub-district, which has the highest number of dengue cases with 29 cases.
“At most Rawa Buntu 29 cases, Pamulang 26 cases and East Ciputat 22 cases,” explained Tulus. [cob]