Dengue hemorrhagic fever in the highlands

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Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a health problem for Indonesia, because it is a tropical disease, incidence of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) in the highlands of Indonesia has not been widely reported. This study aims to provide an overview incidence of dengue in the highlands of South Sulawesi Tana Torajadistrict This study uses a case study design series with samples from patients with DHF were recorded in health centers in the period January 2012 to December 2015. The study found 390 cases, In 2015 there have been 106 cases. Most cases 47% in the district Makale with a height of 760 masl and the highest plateau that no cases of dengue in the district Bittuang with a height of 1425 masl number of dengue cases 4.4%. Most cases of male sex (52.83%), aged ≥ 15 years (63.20%), did not work/ housewife (68.85%), mobility (76.41%), have knowledge good (54.72%), misbehave 66.03%), and has a reservoir of water (94.33%). The results of the examination by PCR in Ae. Aegypti in the study area contains positive dengue virus, dengue activity epidemiology investigation indicated sump wa likely dengue transmission has occurred in the highland region of Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


  • Dengue hemorrhagic fever
  • Highland
  • Local transmission


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