Jakarta – Climate change is thought to play an important role in the increasing number of cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), experts said Sunday (24/7). Temperature plays an important role in age development, reproduction, and transmission of mosquito viruses. The situation is a global threat, including to Indonesia as a tropical country that is easily affected by climate change.
In a national webinar entitled “Impact of Climate Change on Dengue Fever, Is it a Global Health Challenge”, Adipatra Kenaro Wicaksana said that “DHF has a correlation with climate change, because it can cause high rainfall and a prolonged rainy season. This condition is ideal for mosquitoes that cause dengue to breed.”
DHF is a disease with high prevalence, so dengue fever also needs to get more attention, in addition to cases of the spread of Covid-19. The Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta (FKM UMJ), Dr Andriyani, MKes added, the increase in dengue cases occurred during the rainy season.
The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia noted that in 2022 the cumulative number of DHF cases until the 2nd week was 45-87 cases, while the number of deaths from DHF reached 432 cases. (Hartatik)
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