CIKOLE – Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) cases have decreased in the Sukabumi City area. Based on data from the Sukabumi City Health Department, 217 cases and two deaths from dengue were recorded from January to September 2021. In 2020, the number of cases over the same period reached 553 cases and three deaths.
“The drop in cases is quite significant, including the number of deaths from three to two in 2021,” said Lulis Delawati, director of disease prevention and control (P2P) at Sukabumi City Health Department (Dinkes).
Despite the decline, Lulis still urges the public to stay aware of this DHF disease. Especially in the rainy season like now. The community can use 3M plus to carry out mosquito nest extermination (PSN), namely the emptying, sealing and recycling of used goods that have the potential to breed mosquitoes.
“With 3M plus we can avoid mosquito bites in our homes, offices, workplaces, schools and public places,” he said.
Another attempt to anticipate the appearance of dengue is to implement the movement of a house and an interpreter for larval monitoring (jumantik). The trick is to optimize all family members so that they are jumantik in their respective homes.
“Then by activating the dengue operational group (Pokjanal) at different levels from RT, RW, Kelurahan, subdistrict to city level,” he explained.
Lulis added that the community must also maintain a clean and healthy lifestyle (PHBS) across all walks of life. Because with PHBS the risk of spreading various diseases can be minimized.
“I ask residents to remain vigilant about the spread of dengue fever amid the Covid-19 pandemic as there are concerns that cases will increase,” he concluded. (Ball)