Indonesia is seeing an outbreak of diphtheria which is scaring civilians and government officials alike. The disease continues to spread as officials desperately work to contain the bacteria before it becomes a pandemic.
The bacteria that causes diphtheria ravages the human body. It causes a thick covering in the back of the throat and it has so far, infected hundreds in Indonesia. The disease is spreading quickly and not only to regions with limited health service but also to the country’s capital Jakarta, where health services are much better.
Between January and November 2017, the government has recorded 593 diphtheria cases, spread across 95 regencies in 20 provinces. The death toll has reached 32. The World Health Organization data on diphtheria shows that the number of cases in Indonesia has fluctuated since the 1980s. –Medical Xpress
Diphtheria is a life-threatening communicable disease that spreads through air containing Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which can lead to breathing difficulties, heart failure, paralysis, and even death if left untreated. The bacteria attacks the upper respiratory system, leading to symptoms such as high fever, sore throat, difficulties in swallowing, and shortness of breath. The bacteria can also spread through spits and coughs and contaminated objects. When they enter the body, they release toxins which spread through the blood and can cause damage to the body system, especially the heart and nervous system. These complications can lead to death.
Since diphtheria is caused by a bacteria, antibiotics are normally a simple and effective treatment if administered in time. But government officials are blaming the outbreak on an “anti-vaccination” movement growing in Indonesia, prompting the mass vaccination of children. Some eight million children and teenagers across the Southeast Asian nation will receive a vaccination in an attempt to prevent further spreading of the disease
Perhaps an even bigger issue, however, is that many diseases that were once easily treated are developing antibiotic resistance. About 75% of Indonesian children have already been vaccinated against diphtheria, but the efficacy of antibiotics to fight the disease is also decreasing at a rapid rate.
Some research was carried out in 2015 about patterns of antibiotics resistance against the diphtheria bacteria. It found an 84% susceptibility pattern against the bacteria in penicillin and 91.2% susceptibility in erythromycin. The antibiotics susceptibility pattern shows the effectiveness to kill the bacteria. In 1982, both antibiotics had a 100% susceptibility rate – meaning they worked 100% of the time they were administered to treat the infection.
The aggressive mass-vaccination program started from Monday in three of the country’s most populous provinces, including the capital Jakarta, and could continue into next month, officials said. “Diphtheria cases have been rare for a long time in Indonesia, so people were no longer aware of the danger and did not take their children for vaccinations,” senior ministry official Jane Soepardi told Agence France-Presse.
Adding more concern to the issue is the landmark study which found that the DTP vaccine is also toxic and not entirely effective, so a high vaccination rate is not wholly helpful.
“It was not scary at all. My teacher told me we all must be vaccinated and it did not hurt either,” Ragil Setiawan, a 10-year-old student at an elementary school in Tangerang, just outside of Jakarta, said Monday after getting his shot.
However, data from the Information and Data Centre at the Health Ministry published in 2016 shows that the vaccine may not be all that effective at diphtheria prevention. “Routine data” taken annually from 2007 to 2015 shows very high vaccine coverage data in 2013: 99.3%. With that kind of coverage, incidences of diphtheria SHOULD have been scarce – yet the outbreak persists.
According to Medical Xpress, the increasing number of cases from year to year means medical officials need to take a close look at the effectiveness of DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) vaccines.
oh boy, there will be lots more autistic kids there now too.
THERE IS NO SUCH CRIME AS “SEXUAL HARASSMENT”
THIS IS FUCKING LIMP DICKED CORPORATE CRAP
INDECENT EXPOSURE AND RAPE ARE CRIMES
FLIRTING WITH A GIRL IS NOT A FUCKING CRIME
ASKING A GIRL OUT IS NOT A FUCKING CRIME
ALREADY 70% OF YOUNG PEOPLE ARENT MARRIED
HOW MUCH MORE DO YOU WANT TO TURN THE GENDERS AGAINST EACH OTHER??????
I SWEAR TO GOD
YOU FUCKING BOOMERS JUST THINK OF MORE WAYS TO BE A FUCK UP EVERY SINGLE DAY
how do you know if it is a girl though? could be a soy boy
by the way, your caps is stuck on
IN SHTF IT IS HELPFUL TO HAVE A WATCH WITH LUMINOUS HANDS AND A LUMINOUS UNIDIRECTIONAL ROTATING BEZEL TO MARK TIME IN THE FIELD
SMARTWATCHES ARE USELESS WHEN YOU HAVE NO POWER. SMALL SOLAR CHARGERS ARENT THAT EFFICIENT.
Indonesia = heavily and primarily muslim,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
While Indonesia has the greatest population of Muslims, roughly 300 million their contribution to terrorism is very very low, virtually insignificant. Indonesia is not a major oil exporter nor is it strategically located. The only Islamics that seem to be trouble are on top of or adjacent to oil fields. Interesting isn’t it. If one investigates the western ties to islamic terrorist groups like ISIS immediately the thought process is, “What gives”?
We’re being hoodwinked.
” Indonesia is not a major oil exporter nor is it strategically located.”
Not strategically located? I beg to differ since Indonesia controls access to the Malacca Straits, a major maritime choke point for international trade; the control of which was critical to the Allied victory in WWII. Moreover, an INCREASING percentage of world GDP is being generated in South Asia.
While Indonesia’s oil & gas exports (and production) is in decline, it is a major gas producer (LNG), it is still the world’s 5th largest producer of coal, and China still uses lots of coal as does much of the third world.
Most importantly for Australia, an undeveloped country of 25 million (including massive oil deposits); and the American Marine detachment based in Australia to protect the interests of the Empire, Indonesia has a population of about 260 million; mostly Muslims.
In the coming religious wars, use of tactical nuclear weapons would be immediately necessary for the defense of Australia. 🙂
Have you ever been here mate, or read much about it?
“massive oil deposits”
We produce about 10% or so of our annual consumption of crude!
And neither Australia or Indonesia would have any hope at all of successfully invading the other.
OC: The development in Australia is on the coasts. The vast majority of the country IS undeveloped and there are MASSIVE oil & gas plays to be developed in the interior. That’s a fact that has been known in oil & gas circles for twenty years.
The problem is that there is no infrastructure in place to develop these deposits and there are still many more giants elsewhere in the world which are much more accessible and cheaper to develop.
Australia has the same potential problem with Indonesia that Russia has with China. At some point a country with more than ten times the population of another is going to need the resources of the country with the smaller population; and that is EXACTLY why US Marines are stationed in Australia.
They “mark” the territory like one predator does to deter another. 🙂
About 75% of this island is sand and rocks! In “The Wet” it is sand, rocks, and MUD!
I know, I have driven all over it!
Even today there is but TWO sealed east-west roads across the nation, a distance of about 4000 Kms.
Agree about the needs of our minerals by our peace loving muslim brothers up north but an invasion over the beach is the easy bit! The next 4000 Kms is a bit harder!
If it’s the same shit they give the africans it will sterilize them. GOOD NEWS! Get rid of some more ocean killing zips!
Nail: Yes, you are correct – huge filthy population of vile nasty dirty Muslims. Drop Napalm on the most effected areas, burn it out once and for all.
Big Pharma is a threat worldwide forcing their will on the people because they own the healthcare system through exclusive rights enforced by the police state. That is not healthcare or freedom.
In Philippines they are pushing for Dengue mass vaccination but as usual there seem to be plenty of ‘conflict in interest’ while chaotic political accusations from all sides are flying high on TV News.
Another place that needs a sterilization bomm!
SAD! I sure hope that the 230 million muslims in Indonesia do not die in the Pandemic.
There are two big problems with Indonesia, population explosion and fundamentalism. What they need are shots of birth control, these tiny islands cannot sustain these 10 kid per parent. It is now popular there as in the middle east to have as many kids as possible to populate the world so to speak. Indonesia in recently years is also doing the fast track to middle-ages style Islamic fundamentalism, note the recent public beatings and cainings for insignificant offenses.
A megaton or two would solve muslim sickness problem.