Bali Continues Seeing A Surge In Dengue Fever Cases

Bali Is Seeing A Spike In Dengue Fever Cases

Bali dengue fever latest update (21 July)

At the beginning of July, health officials in Bali reported that cases of dengue fever continue raising.

On July 7, Dr. I. Wayan Darta, from Badung Health Department, reported that there has been a surge in dengue fever cases in Bali. Between January and June 25, 2022, there were nearly 800 DHF dengue fever patients. 

30 May

Dengue fever cases are on the rise in Bali as a result of recent rainfall and changing seasons. In the month of May alone, more than 48 people were admitted to Klungkung Hospital.

Dengue fever is an infectious disease that causes high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pain, and a rash on the skin.

If you get it once, you will probably be fine. If you get it a second time, chances are it will get much worse and lead to dengue hemorrhagic fever, in which your blood thins and leaks from your veins and gums.

Dengue cases are caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which has been tracked down to Klungkung Regency.

Klungkung Regency is adjacent to Giyanar district, Bali’s most populous area outside Denpasar. It is best known for its black sand beaches, such as Lebih Beach and Pantai Leaping.

Dengue cases are endemic, meaning they occur in specific geographic areas. But this increase appears to be linked to climatic and rainfall factors.

The government has implemented the eradication of mosquito nests, containment, and even fogging, (PSN).

Fogging is carried out in epidemic areas where several people have contracted the virus. “If the larval count is low, we will do fogging. If the larval count is high, we will promote PSN and reduction,” Swapatni said.

Meanwhile, the regent of Klungkung I Nyoman Suwirta urged people to keep their surroundings clean and prevent water from stagnating.

“Do not allow dengue to cause fear like during the Covid19 pandemic,” said the regent.

What to do – And what NOT to do

Analgesics containing ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen sodium should be avoided because they increase the risk of complications.

For this reason, ibuprofen and aspirin are not available without a prescription in travel pharmacies in Indonesia, unlike countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom.
At times when mosquitoes are most active, such as in the evening, wearing loose-fitting clothing and covering your skin may help. Wear insect repellent and light citronella candles or lamps to keep mosquitoes away.