Hanta Virus Appears In The Middle of Corona Outbreak, What Is It? – Beware, the spread of the corona virus epidemic is increasingly massive with the number of victims continuing to grow rapidly. Patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, tuberculosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to smoking are the most dangerous if affected by a new corona virus infection or COVID-19.
Tuberculosis Expert Committee dr. Pandu Riono, said that people who already have chronic diseases have suboptimal immune system that is very vulnerable to COVID-19 attacks. He explained that COVID-19 patients with chronic diseases could have more severe symptoms and end in death.
However, Pandu stressed not to be fixed on the death rate percentage for each COVID-19 case in Indonesia which reached 8 percent. According to Pandu, COVID-19 positive case data in Indonesia do not reflect real data in the field due to the limitations of people who do laboratory tests.
Hanta Virus Appears In The Middle of Corona Outbreak, What Is It?
It is estimated that there are a lot of people who have been infected outside, not hundreds, tens of thousands. In the future it is estimated that there are already hundreds of thousands, he said.
That is what shows the COVID-19 death case in Indonesia is becoming large, which is even higher than the case of death from its home country, China, around 3-4 percent. Therefore, he urged rapid tests to be carried out on a wider community, namely groups of people who are at risk of COVID-19 exposure.
However, according to Pandu, who is an epidemiologist in the field of infectious diseases at the Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, the rapid test using an antibody reaction-based device carried out by the government has weaknesses.
The weakness is the slow reaction of antibodies to detect the presence of viruses in a person’s body for six to seven days after infection. Pandu encourages that the examination through the Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method in the laboratory can be further enhanced in its capacity to support rapid tests. Kartu Poker
Pandu emphasized that the government must work actively to quickly find new cases and then isolate them to break the chain of transmission. COVID-19 positive patients with comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, tuberculosis, and others must be hospitalized. Meanwhile, those who have mild symptoms or even without symptoms can be treated elsewhere or even at home.
He said, at this time most medical personnel were infected and even died while carrying out the task of caring for COVID-19 patients who continued to grow. Pandu stressed that the government must take quick action in line with the time and speed of the virus to spread.