Wednesday , April 14 2021

The Ministry of Health disputes the occurrence of brain inflammation in Bali

jakarta – The Ministry of Health forbids the outbreak of brain inflammation or Japanese encephalitis (JE) in Indonesia, especially in Bali, as reported in several Australian media.

"It is not true if there are any cases or even surpluses outbreak JE in Bali. During 2018, only one case of JE was found in January without death, "said Vensya Sitohang, Health Monitor and Quarantine, on a press release published on Monday (12/11) at the official website of the Ministry of Health in Jakarta.

The government made JE disease vaccination in Bali in April 2018, a JE immunization campaign, especially in Bali's selection as it is a JE-endemic region. The Ministry of Health noted that the immunization was covered by 100% in Bali.

In the next step, JE's immunization with Bali has become a routine immunization aimed at all 10-month-old babies in the Bali region.

JE is an inflammation of the brain caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus that Culex mosquito spreads.

Until now, it is not a cure for JE infection, the current treatment supports JE's death.

Therefore, efforts to maintain environmental cleanliness by removing Mosquito Nest (PSN Plus) from the community and immunization are the most effective preventive measures.

It was previously reported that some Australian media reported that the Australian government had warned Australians traveling to Bali that they would be more cautious because they thought that there was an outbreak or an outbreak of JE.

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is an inflammation of the brain due to Japanese encephalitis viruses, including Family Flavivirus, and is a public health problem in Asia, including Indonesia.

The JE virus carries mosquitoes. People can attack JE if the infected Culex Tritaeniorhynchus mosquito is crushed. Generally, these mosquitoes are more active at night. These Culex mosquitoes are mainly found in rice fields and irrigation areas. The incidence of JE in humans usually increases during the rainy season.

Source: ANTARA

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