Epidemiology Study of Diphtheria in Indonesia a Case in Solok District in 2011 - 2015

Rasyid, Rosfita and Abdiana, Abdiana (2019) Epidemiology Study of Diphtheria in Indonesia a Case in Solok District in 2011 - 2015. In: ICOMHER 2021, 13-14 November 2018, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Diphtheria is one of the main causes of childhood morbidity and mortality in Indonesia, including Solok Districts. While the disease should have been eradicated in the world, in 2015 we found an outbreak in this area with 6 suspected cases. This study aimed to provide the epidemiologic feature of diphtheria in Solok District from 2011 to 2015. To answer the research objective, we have conducted a descriptive epidemiologic study to evaluate all documented cases of diphtheria in primary care. The population was all incidents of diphtheria recorded as cases of diphtheria in Solok Districts. Incidents of diphtheria in Solok Districts were distributed in groups of three sub-districts, which were: Bukit Sundi (2 cases), Lemah Gumanti (2 cases), Kubung (2 cases). The cases were more found in girls (4 cases) than boys (2 cases). Interestingly, the proportion in non-immunized children is equal to immunized ones. The incidents of diphtheria were kind of isolated cases which need special attention. Public Health Office of Solok Districts should enhance program related to diphtheria included vaccine distribution and storage as well as public education on immunization.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: epidemiology diphtheria solok districts
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2021 10:50
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2021 10:50
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/7752

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