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    Atasi KLB Difteri, Kemenkes Lakukan Imunisasi TD di Tiga Provinsi
    Reporter: Antara
    Editor: Ninis Chairunnisa
    Rabu, 6 Desember 2017 14:44 WIB

    Google translation:

    Overcome Disease Outbreak, Ministry of Health Conducts TD Immunization in Three Provinces
    Reporter: Between
    Editor: Ninis Chairunnisa
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 14:44 WIB

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta- The Health Ministry is scheduled to schedule TD (tetanus-diphtheria) vaccine immunization to cope with the extraordinary incidence of diphtheria in West Java, DKI Jakarta and Banten provinces. The acute disease that attacks the respiratory tract has spread in 95 districts in Indonesia throughout 2017.

    Director General of Disease Prevention and Control of Ministry of Health Muhammad Subuh said immunization to respond to outbreak response immunization was conducted from December 11, 2017 simultaneously in 12 districts in three provinces. "We will do in the near future," he said at the office of Ministry of Health on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

    These districts and cities include West Jakarta Municipality, North Jakarta Municipality, Purwakarta, Karawang, Bekasi, Bekasi City, Depok City, Tangerang, Serang, Tangerang City, Serang City, and South Tangerang City.

    Immunization of the diphtheria outbreak will use TD vaccine given to a one-year-old child plus an expansion until age below 19 years. "It means that until high school age we do outbreak response immunization," said Father.

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    Immunization is done three times with the scheme 016. That is, immunization done on December 11, 2017, then performed one month after that is January 11, 2018, and last done again six months later. Entirely implemented within a period of 8 months.

    Subuh said the reason for immunization in West Java, DKI Jakarta and Banten provinces was due to the heaviest cases of diphtheria outbreaks in the area after East Java. While East Java has already done immunization impact of outbreak in initiative without waiting for instruction from central government.

    All vaccines for immunization are prepared by the central government with operational funds financed by the local government. Based on data from the Ministry of Health mentioned as many as 593 cases of diphtheria found in 95 districts in 20 provinces from January to November 2017. Of the total number of 32 cases led to death, with the percentage of deaths to 54% of cases.

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    Indonesia fights 'extraordinary' diphtheria outbreak that has killed 32
    December 7, 2017 | 2:36 PM
    by Reuters

    Jakarta: Indonesian health authorities will launch an immunisation drive next week to contain a sharp rise in cases of diphtheria, which has killed at least 32 people, including many children, in the world's fourth most populous country this year.

    The health ministry said at least 591 cases had been reported since January, a 42 percent increase from last year, and called the outbreak an "extraordinary event".

    "We have seen an acceleration in cases compared to last year ... We are implementing an immunisation programme to prevent a pandemic," said Dr Mohamad Subuh, director general of disease prevention and control, at the ministry.

    The ministry recorded 415 cases and 24 deaths last year...


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      Eight isolated at Jakarta hospital over suspected diphtheria
      The Jakarta Post
      Jakarta | Sat, December 9, 2017 | 02:55 pm

      Five children and three adults are isolated over suspected diphtheria at Sulianti Saroso Hospital in North Jakarta.

      The patients are waiting for their medical assessment to find out if they are infected with the disease.

      Dedet Hidayati, a pediatrician at the hospital, said some of the patients were not from Jakarta but from West Java.

      “They came to the hospital in a severe condition. Some of them have complications as well, and they have not been vaccinated,” said Dedet on Friday, as quoted by


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        Monday, 11 December, 2017 | 09:14 WIB
        8 Tangerang Sub-Districts Affected by Diphtheria Outbreak

        TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The diphtheria outbreak in Tangerang District has spread from six to eight sub-districts, with increasing number of diphtheria cases during the past week.

        “[It increased] from 23 to 26 cases,” said Head of Tangerang District Health Agency Desiriana Dinardianti today.

        Desiriana hopes that the outbreak response immunization (ORI) program that is held today on Monday, December 11, will persuade the public to visit health clinics (Puskesmas and Posyandu) to undergo immunization or receive diphtheria vaccine that is free of charge...