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Banyuwangi Health Office invites active residents to fight mosquito flies

Banyuwangi District Government urges residents to take active action to prevent dengue fever (DB). Especially after finding 32 residents who have contracted the DB in Banyuwangi.

Head of the Health Service, Dr. Wiji Lestariono said that DB disease in this rainy season is a seasonal disease that goes with it. At the moment, he said, 22 DB cases were found in January and DB cases were published on 10 February.

"In total there were 32 cases of DB in Banyuwangi up to and including 2109. This number is lower than the 38 DB cases of last year", said the man who was known as Dr. Rio told AFP on Monday (02/11/2019).

The amount, he explained, was the result of a hospital report in Banyuwangi. Every case of a DB patient is found, the hospital has to report to the DHO.
"The average patient is hospitalized for 3-5 days with a cure rate of 100%. We hope that this number will not rise, and we really hope that the active involvement of all residents to avoid DB by eradicating mosquito larvae "Dr. Rio.

Dr. Rio explained that the transfer of DB was due to the bite of the ape-midge of the agepty species. For this reason, the way to avoid it is to eliminate the emergence of the mosquito larvae. One of these is through the 3M plus movement that removes places that often become water reservoirs such as bathtubs, drinking water reservoirs, flower pots. Then closed meetings of shelters, and reused used goods that could potentially become breeding grounds for sending mosquitoes of mosquitoes.

"While the plus point can be with various preventive measures, such as sprinkling larvicide powder on water reservoirs, the use of insect repellent, maintaining larvae that eat fish, the use of mosquito nets during sleep and others.All this has a really active role every citizen needs, "he said.

The Health Office itself, Dr. Rio has carried out socialization to residents, including involvement of PKK cadres in each kelurahan to provide information to mothers in their respective communities.

"We also intensify periodical larvae controls by puskesmas officers, for example, the Kertosari Banyuwangi health center checks larva controls of one Jumantik house (larva monitor) and they involve schoolchildren as young jumantik to control larvae at school and in their homes as a form of education. "Dr. concluded. Rio.

(iwd / iwd)

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