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Awas, Penyakit Leptospirosis Ancam Warga Kulon Progo

KULON PROGO--MICOM: Dinas Kesehatan Kabupaten Kulon Progo, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (DIY), mengimbau kepada masyarakat untuk mewaspadai penyakit leptospirosis saat musim hujan.

"Selain itu, kami menyebarkan surat edaran terkait imbauan kepada 21 puskesmas di seluruh kecamatan di Kabupaten Kulon Progo untuk siap siaga menghadapi musim hujan. Kami meminta setiap puskesmas agar meningkatkan kesiapsiagaan terhadap penyakit menular di masyarakat khususnya leptospirosis," kata Kepala Dinas Kesehatan (Dinkes) Kulon Progo Lestaryono di Wates, Selasa (8/11).

Ia mengatakan, langkah itu dilakukan untuk menghindari penyebaran kasus penyakit yang disebabkan oleh air kencing tikus tersebut agar tidak menjadi kejadian luar biasa (KLB) seperti pada musim hujan sebelumnya. Pada musim hujan sebelumnya, Pemkab Kulon Progo menetapkan KLB leptospirosis dengan jumlah 271 kasus , 20 orang di antaranya meninggal dunia dalam kurun waktu Januari hingga Juni 2011.


"Harapan kami, kejadian KLB leptospirosis tidak terjadi lagi pada musim hujan ini maupun tahun-tahun berikutnya," kata Lestaryono.

Menurutnya, penyakit leptospirosis memang harus diwaspadai setiap musim hujan, sebab musim hujan identik dengan luapan air atau banjir. Biasanya, penyakit leptospirosis ikut menyebar bersama luapan banjir. "Saat kemarau tikus biasanya ada di lubang-lubang. Setelah banjir ikut keluar. Air kencing tikus yang bercampur dengan luapan banjir tersebut dapat menyebabkan seseorang terjangkit leptospirosis," ujarnya. (Ant/OL-01)

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Watch out, Leptospirosis Disease Threatens Citizens Kulonprogo

KULON Progo - MICOM: Kulonprogo District Health Office, the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY), appealed to the public to be aware of the disease leptospirosis during the rainy season.

"Additionally, we distribute circulars related to the appeal to 21 health centers in all districts in the District Kulonprogo to be on guard to face the rainy season. We ask each clinic in order to enhance preparedness against infectious diseases in the community, especially leptospirosis," said Chief Medical Officer (Health Office) Kulonprogo Lestaryono in Wates, Tuesday (8 / 11).

He said the move was done to avoid the spread of cases of disease caused by rat urine in order not to become extraordinary occurrence (KLB) as in the previous rainy season. In the previous rainy season, Regency Kulonprogo set leptospirosis outbreaks by the number of 271 cases, 20 of whom died
world in the period January to June 2011.

"Our hope, the incidence of leptospirosis outbreaks do not occur again in the rainy season and the following years," said Lestaryono.

According to him, indeed leptospirosis disease to watch out for each rainy season, because the rainy season is identical with floodwater or flood. Typically, the disease spread with leptospirosis go overflow flooding. "When rats are usually there in the dry holes. After the floods come out. Rat urine are mixed with a burst of flooding can cause a person infected with leptospirosis, "he said.

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