Surabaya Community Needs to Be Prepared, 3 Cases Already…

Monitoring of larvae by health cadres of the city of Surabaya. (Photo: Public Relations of Surabaya City Government), SURABAYA – The Surabaya Health Office (Dinkes) found an increase in reports of fever cases with symptoms leading to a diagnosis of Dengue virus infection from several hospitals. So far, three cases have been found in the City of Heroes.

The head of the Surabaya Health Office, Nanik Sukristina, said that from these findings, it still needed to be verified for diagnosis as a case of DHF.

“This is done to be aware of the potential increase in cases and as a quick response to handling if cases are confirmed by dengue,” said Nanik, Thursday (13/1).

According to Nanik, with the current weather conditions, the rainy season accompanied by high heat, heat and humidity, it becomes very vulnerable to an increase in the population of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is the vector for transmitting the dengue virus.

“We are coordinating with all health facilities (health facilities, ed) in the city of Surabaya to immediately report cases of fever with symptoms that resemble dengue fever,” he explained.

The Health Office also coordinates with the sub-district and village heads to mobilize all elements of society in efforts to eradicate mosquito nests (PSN) and monitoring in their respective work areas.

“Optimizing the role of health cadres. Quick handling of confirmed cases of dengue fever with epidemiological investigations,” he said.

The goal, continued Nanik, is to break the chain of transmission in less than 2 x 24 hours since the report was received.

Surabaya residents must be careful with the spread of dengue fever which is starting to bloom.


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