14 Oktober 2012 | 19:12 wib
Terkena Chikungunya, Puluhan Warga Dua Desa Lumpuh Sesaat
October 14, 2012 | 19:12 pm
Affected by Chikungunya, Dozens of residents Paralyzed Just Two Villages
KLATEN, suaramerdeka.com - Dozens of residents who live in the village and the village Tanjungan airborne, Wedi, Klaten cikungunya disease. As a result, they suffer from pain in the joints, even momentary paralysis.
The worst attacks struck the village of airborne, there are 25 people who contracted the disease that comes from alphavirus which is transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. In the village there are 15 residents Tanjungan cikungunya suffering. However, some people are cured, but there are still undergoing treatment.
"We're not sure whether residents airborne illness and Tanjungan is cikungunya, because it has not proven by laboratory tests. Judging symptoms such as fever, joint pain until it is momentary paralysis symptoms of chikungunya," said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronny Roekmito Klaten Kes, Sunday (14/10).
Health Department to determine the difficulty of the illness citizens, as most late treatment. Though usually a blood sample for laboratory checks taken after the incubation period is complete. However, he hoped the disease did not spread to the surrounding villages.
The two villages are difogging or smoked with insecticides that can kill adult mosquitoes. But according to him, the best way to prevent cikungunya is to implement clean and healthy lifestyle (PHBs), of which the
mosquito nest eradication (PSN) in the neighborhood.
"Fogging or fumigation is a last resort if the attack is widespread cikungunya. Fogging insecticide was used, so there is a negative effect on the health of residents. Way is the best and safe PSN is to avoid mosquito breeding in stagnant water is crystal clear," said Ronny.
(Coddle Sunantri / CN26 / JBSM)