Description of Anthrax Outbreak Investigation in Pacitan District in 2017

Veronika Ofong, Chatarina U. W, Supaat Supaat

Abstract

Pacitan District stated that an anthrax outbreak had occurred in January 2017 based on the W1 report. Outbreak investigations and controls have been done, but number of case reports still increase. The purpose of this research is to see a description of the control effort that has been done already. This study was a descriptive study. Analysis was performed on surveillance data and investigation results. Serological examination results of Wates and Bogor Veterinary Center showed that 3 of 19 cases were anthrax positive, while results of 16 other cases were not received until the end of investigation. Follow-up investigations were conducted against 4 new cases that were reported after April 24th 2017. The results showed that the reported cases were not specifically anthrax, evidenced by negative results of culture examinations. The anthrax cases reported in 6 out of 12 subdistricts. Pringkuku, Donorejo and Punung subdistricts were identified as high risk areas because the transmission of anthrax was found in animals. There was a delayed receipt of laboratory results, and management and limited analysis of surveillance data led by the District Health Office was hard to follow up. Therefore, it is needed to strengthen the early warning alert and response system.

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Ofong V., W C. and Supaat S. (2017). Description of Anthrax Outbreak Investigation in Pacitan District in 2017.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH, ISBN 978-989-758-338-4, pages 442-446. DOI: 10.5220/0007515604420446


in Bibtex Style

@conference{isoph17,
author={Veronika Ofong and Chatarina U. W and Supaat Supaat},
title={Description of Anthrax Outbreak Investigation in Pacitan District in 2017},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH,},
year={2017},
pages={442-446},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007515604420446},
isbn={978-989-758-338-4},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH,
TI - Description of Anthrax Outbreak Investigation in Pacitan District in 2017
SN - 978-989-758-338-4
AU - Ofong V.
AU - W C.
AU - Supaat S.
PY - 2017
SP - 442
EP - 446
DO - 10.5220/0007515604420446