Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: April-June | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 23-27
Dengue Fever Outbreak in Mataram City, West Nusa Tenggara Province In 2002
Rudi Hendro Putranto1, Eka Pratiwi1, Syamsuar2
1Health Research and Development Center, Ministry of Health of Indonesia.
2Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University
Corresponding Author: Rudi Hendro Putranto
Dengue fever is one of the essential public health problems in Indonesia and often leads to an outbreak event with a high mortality rate. Dengue fever is not only a disease burden but also a high economic burden for individual, family, and country. No effective medication or vaccine has limited options for prevention and treatment. The implemented program is a control vector to limit the transmission of viruses that require the role of community continuously. The aim of this study is to ensure the existence of dengue fever outbreak and identify an epidemiological picture of dengue fever in three sub-districts in Mataram city, NTB Province. The study was conducted in Mataram City in 2002. The results showed that dengue fevercases spread in three sub-districts in Mataram City. The number of identified urban villages that infected dengue feveris 21 villages from 23 urban villages (91%) in those sub-districts. There are six urban villages infected in Ampenan sub-district (86%),all urban villages in Mataram sub-district are infected,while there are 7 urban villages in Cakranegara sub-district. The highest Attack Rate in East Cakra sub-district is 1.9% followed by South Ampenan urban village which is 1.03%, Sayang-Sayang urban village is 0.99% and West Cakra urban village is 0.92%. In conclusion, there are cases of dengue fever outbreaks in three locations: Ampenan, Cakranegara and Mataram Sub-District.
Keywords: Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Outbreaks, Mataram.