Dengue hemorrhagic fever in Konawe District, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia
Background: Indonesia is a tropical country that has various health problems, one of which is dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), cases of which are reported every year, including in Konawe District. The control of cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever has been carried out intensively in Konawe District, but this action has not been able to reduce the number of dengue sufferers.
Methods: Data on DHF cases were obtained from the Health Office in Konawe from 2010 to 2016. Reported of cases included all reported clinical cases of DHF. Data were extracted from an annual health fact sheet published by the district health officer in Konawe. The research findings are presented in graphical format. This study analyzes the pattern of DHF cases in Konawe District from 2010 to 2016.
Results: In 2010, there were 115 cases of DHF in Konawe District. In 2011, there were 32 cases; 19 cases in 2012; 139 cases in 2013; 64 cases in 2014; 86 cases in 2015; and 313 cases in 2016. Annually, the peak in DHF cases occurred in February. In the period 2010-2016, there were four deaths due to DHF.
Conclusions: Deaths due to DHF in Konawe District still occur. Factors that cause increased cases of dengue fever are prodigious. Vector control and changing people’s behavior are good actions to prevent DHF, for example health promotion. Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2019; 33(3):198-200]Key words: Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Konawe, Indonesia