Dengue outbreak in Yogyakarta 2013

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Dengue outbreak in Yogyakarta
TEMPO.CO - 9 hours ago

TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta-Entire villages in Yogyakarta declared dengue endemic status. Status turned Yogyakarta has bagged five years ago. »Said endemic, because each one village there are more than two cases of dengue fever," said the Head of Disease Prevention Department of Health DIY, Ahmad Akhadi, Gowongan Inn Hotel Yogyakarta, Thursday, February 21, 2013.
Until February it was 142 cases of dengue fever in Yogyakarta. There are 45 villages in Yogyakarta spread over 14 districts. Akhadi explained, Yogyakarta became endemic because it has different characteristics to the four districts in the province. In urban areas, the distance between the home is very close. »Distance adjacent house mosquito Aedes aegypty easy to breed from one house to another," said Akhadi.
In addition, urban communities are reluctant to drain the tub. »If the water in the tub was a little eman eman-drained," he said. Conditions that led to easy to breed mosquitoes. Transmission also easily happen if there had been a sufferer, because the distance of adjacent homes. »The condition is also experienced endemic villages in other districts adjacent to the village in the city."
For example, in Sleman regency, which is endemic villages in the district include the urban and Mlati Depok. While the entrance area is a village in the district of Bantul Banguntapan and poor.
Meanwhile, the characteristics of the spread of the mosquito Aedes aegypty different happening Kulonprogo. In the region there are many rice fields, gardens, and forests. Distance between the home apart. »Transmission is actually brought by immigrants," said Chief Medical Officer Kulonprogo, Bambang Haryatno.
For example, cases of child death due to dengue fever in the hospital Wates in early 2013. The boy migrants from outside the region who was on holiday at his grandmother's house in Wates. »There are endemic villages, but not the whole in one district," he said.
Mitigation measures is through spraying mosquito breeding areas found in patients with dengue fever. The government has provided 625 kilograms of abate powder is distributed to all districts.