Dengue cases in Klungkung, an area of eastern Bali, have reportedly been relatively high compared to other parts of the island.
Since the beginning of the year until the end of August, there were 1,886 residents who were diagnosed as positive with dengue fever and had to be treated in hospitals in Klungkung.
“The peak of the number of patients with dengue fever occurred in April. Klunkung General Hospital treated 366 patients with dengue fever then. The figure gradually declined until last August, we had 253 patients,” Head of Research & Development for Klungkung General Hospital, Dr. Wayan Swastama told Tribun Bali.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito is considered the main transmitter of dengue in Bali. Residents are advised to keep living conditions hygienic and avoid aging spots of stagnant water for the mosquitoes to breed in (which can be quite a challenge in rainy season).