The increase in dengue virus cases has become a new public health problem. With people falling ill regularly, health officials continue to advise residents and visitors to take necessary precautions.
In addition to the fact that there are no safe and effective vaccines against the virusan aggravating factor is that a person can contract the viral illness several times after contracting the virus.
A statement from health authorities in the Badung region of Bali confirms a recent increase in dengue infections.
On July 7th, Dr. I. Wayan Darta, acting head of the Badung Health Department, told reporters that there has been an increase in dengue cases in the city. Between January and June 25, 2022, there were a total of 771 DHF [dengue] patients.
“I don’t know the exact numbers, but from the 25th to today, it could be 800 people,” he said.
All health departments in Indonesia, including Badung, are aware of dengue cases.
The Badung Health Office provided data showing that there were 89 reported cases in January 2022, 52 in February and 60 known cases in March.
From April to March, there was another increase to 81 known cases, and in May there was a sharp increase to 156 cases.
According with the doctor. Darta, “If 771 cases are cumulatively reached by June 25, 2022, then the number of Dengue cases in June 2022 are estimated at more than 300 cases.”
Health officials have warned communities and visitors to step up efforts to avoid mosquito bites as dengue cases increase.
While wearing baggy clothing, applying insect repellent and sleeping with a mosquito net can help prevent mosquito bites, environmental initiatives are the most effective strategy to stop the spread of dengue.
Don’t leave standing water where mosquitoes can breed, cautioned Dr. date “Don’t leave standing water where mosquitoes can multiply. In a moment, the rain will create puddles that the mosquitoes will immediately seek out.”
Homeowners and local authorities are urged to eliminate standing water with a drain and carry out misting operations to eliminate mosquito nets.
Although dengue is a dangerous infection, health authorities have not issued an official travel warning. Unfortunately, outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases are not uncommon in Bali due to the island’s tropical climate.