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Evaluating the implementation of filariasis elimination in West Kotawaringin District
nita rahayu, sri sulasmi, yuniarti suryatinah

Last modified: 2018-10-02


Background: Filariasis is a chronic disease that can cause disability. Mass treatment for prevention (POMP, at least 65% of total population) has been conducted by 55 districts / cities for 5 consecutive years. Of these, several districts / cities have failed / passed the TAS (Transmission Assessment Survey). One of the districts that passed TAS was Kotawaringin Barat for 5 years. The scope of treatment was 92.37% (in 2007), 89.97% (in 2008), 85.6% (in 2009), 91.34% (in 2010), and 85.91% (in 2011). After more than 5 years, an evaluation is necessary to judge if Kotawaringin Barat is filariasis free.

Method: The type of this research is descriptive research with cross sectional approach. This research was conducted in Kotawaringin Barat District (pass TAS-3). The study was conducted from February to November 2017. Blood finger test survey (SDJ) was carried out. The sample locations are Desa Dawak and Desa Bakau.

Result: Finger blood survey (SDJ) at community in Sungai Bakau Village results as much as 1 positive microfilaria from 310 respondents. At Dawak village  4 positive microfilaria were found from 310 respondents. Among  infected  respondents, it is found that there are respondents who has microfilaria per blood supply (60 μl) as many as 19 parasites and 17 parasites.

Conclusion: positive Brugia malayi type microfilaria respondents still present. Selective treatment and active surveillance is required to be performed.

Acknowledgements: we would like to express our gratitude to Dinas Kesehatan Kab. Kotawaringin Barat, the health center of Kotawaringin Lama, the head of Dawak village and Sungai Bakau. Thank you also to say as much as possible to volunteers in the field.


Keywords: Elimination, Filariasis, Brugia malayi

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