Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan 13/11 (AntaranewsKalsel) - South Kalimantan Health Agency is wary of dengue fever attacks (DHF), which until now still infect some areas in the province.
Acting Head of South Kalimantan Health Agency Muhammad Muslim in Banjarmasin on Monday said based on data of his agency during 2017 the number of dengue hemorrhagic fever patients from January to November 2017 is 351 people.
Of these, there are three areas with sufficient sufferers, namely Banjar District as many as 60 people, South Hulu Sungai 51 people, and Banjarbaru 46 people.
"Alhamdulillah until now, we do not find the case of death due to DHF. I hope this number will not increase until the end of the year," said Muslim after the National Health Day commemoration ceremony at the ex-Office of the Governor of South Kalimantan.
According to him, the entire ranks of Health Office together with the districts and cities government trying to reduce the number of cases through socialization, deploying voluntary larvae controllers (jumantik), and providing free abate.
These activities are mainly focused on areas susceptible to virus-carrying mosquitoes. Dengue fever is very dangerous if not quickly handled properly because it can be deadly.
Muslims urged people to keep the environment clean, bathtub, and no puddle water in the neighborhood.
"Do not wear clothes hanging at home or in the room, because it will become a nest and a breeding ground for mosquitoes," he said.