Endemicity of Lymphatic Filariasis in Belitung Regency Post Elimination
Santoso, Yahya, Yanelza Supranelfy, Nungki Hapsari Suryaningtyas
Available Online 19 April 2021.
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- filariasis, endemic, mansonia breeding place
- Elimination of filariasis was launched in 2002 in South Sumatra with the target in 2020 elimination has been done in all endemic regencies. This study aims to obtain factors that cause treatment failure in the prevention of filariasis as well as community based filariasis control efforts.This research has been conducted in Belitung Regency. The research activities included interviews, finger blood surveys of 671 residents, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews. Finger blood surveys in two villages in Belitung Regency obtained a microfilaria rate in Lasar Village, Membalong Sub District of 5.1% (16 of 311) and Suak Gual Village, Selat Nasik Sub District for 2.2% (8 of 360). The population who had received drugs in the filariasis MDA activity in Lasar Village was 62.4% and SuakGual Village was 57.7%. The results of in-depth interviews with cadres and community leaders revealed that some residents did not take filariasis prevention medication because of the side effects of the drug and felt they did not need the drug. The results of an environmental survey found a pool of water overgrown with water plants around the residential areas in Lasar Village and SuakGual Village that have the potential to breed habitat for Mansonia sp. as the main vector filariasis of Brugia malayi.
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TY - CONF AU - Santoso AU - Yahya AU - Yanelza Supranelfy AU - Nungki Hapsari Suryaningtyas PY - 2021 DA - 2021/04/19 TI - Endemicity of Lymphatic Filariasis in Belitung Regency Post Elimination BT - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health, Social Sciences and Technology (ICoHSST 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 286 EP - 289 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210415.059 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210415.059 ID - Santoso2021 ER -