Community Efforts on Dengue Prevention in Sukabumi City, West Java Province

Rosita Rosita
Journal article Indonesian Journal of Health Ecology • 2016 Indonesia

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Abstract

The increasing incidence of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) in all age groups and sexes had a huge impact to community development because it reducesproductivity. The high incidence of DHF was possible because of inadequate prevention and control ofAedessp. These situations contributed to the sustainable existence of a vector. This research aimed to identify locationsas potential places for DHF tranmissionand to explain how community efforts in vector control had been done in Sukabumi city, West Java Province in 2012. This reserach used a cross-sectional method. DHF suspect cases in hospital were examined using Non Structural Protein One (NS1) to determined positive cases and followed by collecting informationon transmission location, vector availability and community prevention effort were obtained from the person who had positive NS1. Result of this research showed that immediate contact with healthcare facilities for dengue patients has been done well but on the other hand,Aedesspwas still commonly found in residential and public places with minimal/without contact prevention and vector control. The study reAn adequate approach is recommended in the form of mobilizing communities to prevent the presence of Aedesspin the environment in ongoing basis with support from local goverment. Stronger regulation will be needed in order to prevent Aedessp through routine monitoring and law enforcement.

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Indonesian Journal of Health Ecology

Jurnal Ekologi Kesehatan (Indonesian Journal of Health Ecology) is a peer-reviewed academic journ... see more