the earthquake in Nabire- West Papua, North and West Sumatra, Indonesian are
facing outbreaks of dangue fever.
disease is caused by a virus inside mosquitos. The symptoms are
high fever, red spots all over the patientís body and blood vomit.
Besides flood during the rainy season, people must aware of the cleanliness of
their house and the surrounding environment. But the disease is
expanding rapidly. Many hospitals do not have enough facilities to anticipate
such a large number of patients in their wards.
ministry of health tries to prevent more casualties by spraying anti-mosquito
smoke in areas where the disease is suspected to expand. Unfortunately, the
disease has spread throughout the country. It seems that the prevention efforts
A child who is suffering dengue fever is being cared beside her mother at a hospital in Jakarta. The death toll from a dengue fever outbreak in Indonesia has risen to 400 and has hit almost every province, the health ministry said.(AFP/File/Adek Berry)
fever: demam berdarah
outbreaks: menyebarnya, mewabahnya caused by: disebabkan oleh
spots: bintik-bintik merah
surrounding environment: lingkungan sekitar
wards: bangsal-bangsal suffer: menderita