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Indonesia: H1N1 continues to spread
Society can avoid spreading Influenza A H1N1
oleh Redaksi 20/07/2009 @ 23:25
The community had the big contribution to take part in preventing the spread of influenza of A H1N1, that is with the behaviour of the clean and healthy life including washing the hands with soap or the antiseptic, and carrying out cough ethics and sneezed that was true. If having the sign of influenza took medicine penurun hot, used the mask and not to the office, to the school or to places of the bustle as well as rested in the house for 5 days. If in 2 flu days also did not improve immediately to the doctor.
Influenza of A H1N1 was spread through direct contact from humankind to humankind through the cough, sneezed or objects that had been touching with the sufferer, because that his spreading was very fast. However his death rate was very low namely 0.4%. That was sent by Prof. Tjandra Yoga Aditama, Sp. P (K), the MARCH, Dirjen of the Control of the Illness and Sanitation of Lingkungan Department of Health about the development of the case in Indonesia up until July 20 2009.
To prevent his spreading in Indonesia, preparedness efforts continued to be undertaken that is: the strengthening of the Kesehatan Office of the Port (thermal scanner and Health Alert Card obligatory was filled up); the RS provisions reconciliation; the provisions of the logistics; the strengthening of the tracing of contact; the strengthening surveilans ILI; the strengthening of the laboratory, communication, the edication and information and followed International Health Regulations (IHR). Other efforts take the form of community surveilans that is the community that felt was sick flu was rather difficult immediately reported to the Community Health Centre, whereas that was heavy immediately to the hospital.
Moreover, clinical surveilans that is surveilans severe acute respiratory infection (the MAIN POINT) was increased in the Community Health Centre and the hospital to look for difficult cases. Whereas minor cases did not need the maintenance in the hospital, added Prof. Tjandra.
Today (20/07/09) the positive case of influenza of A H1N1 improved again 15 cases (5 men and 10 women). They came from RS/Dinkes Jakarta 6 people, RS/Dinkes Provinsi Banten 6 people, RS/Dinkes Provinsi East Java 1 person, from RS/Dinkes Provinsi Central Java 1 person, and from RS/Dinkes North Sumatra 1 person. Lima between them had the story went overseas that is to Malaysia (1 person), America (2 people), and Singapore (2 people), said Prof. Tjandra. Therefore, up until July 20 2009, cumulatively the positive case of influenza of A H1N1 in Indonesia numbering 172 people consisted of 86 men and 86 women. The case data be based on the date of the announcement that is June 24 (2 cases), on June 29 (6 cases), on July 4 (12 cases), on July 7 (8 cases), on July 9 (24 cases), on July 12 (12 cases), on July 13 (22 cases), on July 14 (26 cases), on July 15 (30 people), and on July 16 (15 cases).
In addition the new case positive came from RS/Dinkes Jakarta that is: Jr (Homework, 42 th), DN (Homework, 27 th), IM (Homework), heads of households (Homework, 7 th), SA (Homework, 32 th), and FF (Homework, 22 th). That came from RS/Dinkes Banten that is FH (Lk, 13), AH (Lk), SP (Lk, 17 th), MF (Lk, 17 th), MF (Lk, 14 th), and YF (Homework, 16 th). That came from RS/Dinkes Prov North Sumatra that is Ju (Homework, 31 th). That came from RS/Dinkes Prov Central Java that is RH (Homework, 18 th). That came from RS/Dinkes Prov East Java that is EF (Homework, 18 th). /the Department of Health
The health ministry “has warned the elderly, pregnant women, children and those suffering from chronic illness not to perform the hajj or omra pilgrimages”, the official Mena news agency reported.
As well as the annual hajj, which all Muslims are required to make once in a lifetime if they have the means, the faithful can also make a lesser pilgrimage to the holy places, known as omra, at any time of the year.
Upwards of two million people are expected in Saudi Arabia over the next five months on pilgrimages to the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
The ministry “has asked them to delay taking part so that they are not exposed to the risks… of swine flu”, Mena quoted health ministry official Amr Qandil as saying.
The warning came ahead of a meeting of Arab health ministers in Cairo on Wednesday to co-ordinate arrangements and precautions to be taken during the pilgrimage season.
Egypt on Sunday reported its first death linked to H1N1 flu after a 25-year-old woman returning from a Saudi pilgrimage died in hospital.