Nearly 500 brand-new dengue cases surface daily in Indonesia
Released on: Wednesday, June 24,2020
The Indonesian Ministry of Health drew attention to the truth that the number of dengue fever cases daily arising throughout the nation ranged from 100 to approximately 500.” If we look at the overall figure, the number of dengue fever cases throughout Indonesia reaches 68 thousand,” the ministry’s Director of Vector and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Dr Siti Nadia Tarmizi, stated here.
Tarmizi pointed out that dengue fever cases typically peaked every March, albeit in 2020, the number of cases had continued to rise up until June.
” This means that such an event is something rather different from the previous years,” Tarmizi mentioned.
The Ministry of Health’s analysis unearthed an essential observation that provinces recording a high number of Covid-19 cases also tended to sign up a spike in dengue fever cases.
These provinces include West Java, Lampung, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), East Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, and South Sulawesi. More particularly, of the 460 districts and cities, with reported dengue fever cases, 439 of them likewise signed up Covid-19 cases.
” Hence, this appears to indicate a pattern of double infection,” she stated.
Of the total 68 thousand dengue fever cases, the Ministry of Health had tape-recorded a death rate of 346 persons, particularly in provinces with high variety of Covid-19 cases. The very first case of dengue fever was found in the country in 1968, and during that time, the scenario was not much various from what it is now in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, she emphasised.
” The death rate and morbidity rate are 50 percent,” she said.
Presently, the federal government had the ability to decrease the death rate owing to dengue fever to below one percent, while it has actually set its sights on understanding a no mortality rate.
Tarmizi remembered that Indonesia had experienced an extraordinary infection outbreak in 2016, as the morbidity rate was rather high.
” Prior to the 2016 dengue fever outbreak, the morbidity rate was listed below 20 percent, lest the 2016 event recurs,” she remarked.