Three residents of Pamekasan died from dengue fever – Archyde

Pamekasan (ANTARA) – The Health Service of Pamekasan, East Java, announced that three residents of that district had died from dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) in early 2022.

“The total number of residents of Pamekasan infected with dengue fever in early 2022 was 43 people, of which three people died,” said Pamekasan Health Department’s Head of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P), Hidayat in Pamekasan. on Thursday.

Data on the number of residents suffering from DHF is based on reports from 21 Puskesmas distributed across 13 sub-districts in Pamekasan Regency as of January 19, 2022.

The three Pamekasan residents who died from DHF were in a very serious condition because they were referred to a health center.

“If those who are referred immediately can be saved on average. But the slow ones can cause death,” he also said.

Hidayat explained that this type of disease is actually a seasonal disease and usually occurs during rainy seasons like today.

To prevent the spread of this type of disease, one can use the “3M” method of regularly draining water reservoirs, burying any used goods that have the potential to become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and closing water reservoirs.

“Pamekasan Health Department is also intensifying socialization in the community to keep the environment clean and eradicate mosquito nests,” he said.

Mosquito Nest Fumigation (PSN) is also being carried out by Puskesmas officials in Pamekasan at a number of points considered vulnerable.

Hidayat explained the symptoms for residents infected with DHF, both adults and children, including a body temperature greater than 38 degrees Celsius. Loss of appetite and usually fussy in children under five.

“If the child’s body temperature reaches 38 degrees Celsius and does not drop even though he has been given medication for 2-3 days, the child should be taken to the nearest puskemas or hospital immediately,” he explained.

According to Hidayat, dengue is a type of disease that usually occurs during rainy seasons like today.

In addition to dengue fever, diarrhea, diarrhea and acute respiratory infections (ARI) usually occur during the rainy season.

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