Achmad Yurianto Warns People of Dengue Fever



Mahinda Arkyasa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Director General of Disease Control and Mitigation of the Ministry of Health Achmad Yurianto urged the people to be aware of dengue fever.

    "These past few months there is an increasing dengue fever infection because it is the transition period," Yurianto said in a video conference on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

    Yurianto said that dengue fever is highly associated with efforts to control mosquitos, which transmits the disease.

    Therefore, Yurianto urged the people to continue to eradicate mosquito nests. He added that if such activities continue to be taken, the government is certain that dengue fever can also be eradicated.

    "Let us be a role model for our own family. This includes saving our neighbors, environment, and nation," Yurianto said.

    Meanwhile, Director for Vector and Zoonotic Infectious Disease of the Ministry of Health Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said that as of April 30, 2020, there are 50,112 dengue fever cases recorded in Indonesia and 315 people have died to the disease.

    Based on weekly infographic data gathered by the Ministry of Health recorded five regions with the highest number of dengue fever infection. The highest number of infection is recorded in Buleleng Regency in Bali with 2,057 cases; Sikka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara with 1,624 cases; Bandung with 1,355 cases; Denpasar, Bali with 858 cases; and Pringsewu Regency in Lampung with 844 cases.