Mother, the Indonesian Ministry of Health has just released an official circular letter alerting the government regarding the World Health Organization (WHO) report regarding mysterious pneumonia. Although the exact cause of the pneumonia that is being reported is not yet known, initial findings from Chinese authorities point to cases of mycoplasma pneumoniae being found in 40 percent of the total cases.
Mycoplasma was a common respiratory infection, before COVID-19 broke out. In China, cases have increased since May 2023, then in October 2023, morbidity rates due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenovirus and influenza also began to be widely reported, with some patients experiencing combination viral infections.
The Ministry of Health, through the Directorate General of Disease Prevention and Control, moved quickly by issuing Circular Letter Number: PM.03.01/C/4632/2023 concerning Awareness of Mycoplasma Pneumonia in Indonesia.
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The circular, published Monday (27/11/2023), was addressed to all Heads of Provincial Health Services, Heads of Regency/City Health Services, Directors/Heads of Hospitals, Heads of Port Health Offices and Heads of Community Health Centers in Indonesia.
Director General of Disease Prevention and Control, Maxi Rein Rondonuwu, said that this circular was to anticipate the possibility of spreading or increasing cases of undiagnosed pneumonia.
First, the Port Health Office (KKP) was asked to routinely monitor the development of cases, especially from infected countries at the global level. Monitor cases of suspected pneumonia.
On the other hand, Maxi also asked the KKP to increase supervision of people including crew, personnel and passengers, transport equipment, luggage, the environment, vectors, disease-carrying animals at ports, airports and cross-border posts, especially those from other countries. infected.
Meanwhile, KKP and health service facilities (fasyankes) in the regions have been instructed to carry out strict surveillance by monitoring the increase in reported cases in the region. If a case is discovered, it is requested to immediately record it through the Early Alert and Response System (SKDR) as follows:
Link: https://skdr.surveilans.org Public Health Emergency Operation Center (PHEOC) WhatsApp (WA) number: 0877-7759-1097 E-mail: (email protected) and can be copied as well as the Provincial Health Service and Regency/City Health Service .
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