BONSERNEWS.com – Less than a month on duty in the interior of Papua, a TNI soldier died from being bitten by an anopheles mosquito.
The late Pratu Muhammad Ardiansyah Taena died due to illness while on duty in the forests of Papua.
He died after being attacked by the most dangerous disease, namely malaria.
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It is known that the deceased has not been in Papua for a month.
He left for Papua with hundreds of Yonif PR 433/Julu Siri soldiers to carry out assignments in the Nduga region.
But his job had to end after he fell ill from the bites of mosquitoes that cause malaria.
Please note, Papua is a high endemic area of malaria.
In 2022 alone according to data from the Ministry of Health, there will be nearly 150 thousand positive cases of malaria in Cenderawasih Earth.
Mimika, Jayapura, Yahukimo and Keerom are the worst affected areas for this disease.
Malaria is a disease that is transmitted to humans through the bite of an Anopheles mosquito infected with the Plasmodium parasite.
Management of malaria sufferers must be carried out quickly so that patients can be saved.
Because parasites that enter human blood tissue through mosquito bites will move quickly to the liver and reproduce.