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Jakarta Post

Jakarta goes online to tackle dengue fever cases

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 4 2019   /  01:47 am

Amid worries over a spike in dengue fever cases, the Jakarta administration is using the power of the internet to ramp up its fight against the mosquito-borne viral infection.

The administration joined hands with the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) to create a website named DBDklim that aims to raise awareness about dengue fever and serve as an early warning system for potential outbreaks. It can be accessed at

The website shows predictions of potential increases in dengue fever cases in the city’s five municipalities based on the rainfall and humidity in each area, as well as data received from the Jakarta Health Agency.

Officially launched on Wednesday, it comes as Jakarta braces for increasing rainfall in the next two months, said Jakarta Health Agency head Widyastuti.

With many other regions across the capital ra...