Be careful ... There Metropolis Dengue Virus

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | 8:04 pm
TEMPO Interactive, Surabaya-Be careful and be aware of symptoms of dengue fever if a family member affected. Because, currently there is a new virus variant of this disease. Especially if you frequently move from one city to another.

Tropical disease expert from Dr. Soetomo, Surabaya, Prof. Dr. Soegeng Soegijanto, SpA (K), tells of a study of the Institute of Tropical Disease, Airlangga University, Surabaya, a new variant of dengue virus is more virulent.

He said, research conducted since 2004 was conducted by collecting all of Dengue virus in the big cities. Starting from Jakarta, Surabaya, Solo, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Malang, Manado, Medan, as well as several other areas in Indonesia.

The result, he said, the DB virus that attacks the people in the big city was different. Moreover, he said, if the patient has the experience to go out the country such as Japan or the U.S.. DB virus that had attacked was also different from people who never go abroad. "The virus is then we agree with the name of the virus metropolis," said Soegijanto on Tuesday.

According to him, the symptoms of the virus DB Metropolis is very unique. Patients, he said, might not suffer the heat of summer but sometimes up and down two to three days with high platelet. However, the platelet count can suddenly went down instantly. "This phenomenon is almost impossible to predict regular doctor."

Karennya, he called on the doctors could do with more thorough examination of the patient. "If you need to immediately do blood tests do not let this virus attacked the heart," he said. "Physicians should be alert to monitor the state of patients for 24 hours."

At Dr Soetomo own, he said, had often receive this type of dengue fever patients. "Usually the patient referral," he said.

According to her, usually those who usually come and we monitor and lower the doctor for 24 hours.

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