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    ITB Serves Provision of Diphtheria Vaccine

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    BANDUNG-ITB opened diphtheria vaccine service for academicians and education personnel at Bumi Medika Ganesha Clinic (BMG). However, ITB employees were able to invite their families and relatives to participate in this program.

    The announcement of the diphtheria vaccine service was delivered by Head of Public Relations and Publication of ITB, Fivien Nur Savitri, through press release on Thursday (4/1/2018).

    "The service is open to the public, and employees can not only include children or nuclear families, even neighbors," Fivien said.

    Each person will be charged 75ribu up to 230ribu rupiah depending on the type of vaccine given. "The fee is the minimum tariff for the purchase of vaccine materials, medical materials, and injecting services. This cost is lower than other institutions around ITB ", continued Fivien.

    When confirmed, ITB currently provides diphtheria vaccine for 100 people every day. There are about 40 to 50 people who get the vaccine per day at BMG ITB Clinic. "The provision of this vaccine to help the government cut off as closely as possible the chain of spread of diphtheria disease especially in our campus environment and the surrounding community", concludes Fivien. So far there have been no reports of students or employees of ITB affected by diphtheria.

    Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Cornebacterium Diphtheria. These bacteria attack the respiratory tract to cause infection in the mucous membranes of the nose and throat. A person can be infected by diphtheria outbreaks through droplets that are inhaled or entered through the injured skin. Transmission of diphtheria can also occur through vomiting of diphtheria or dust patients that have been contaminated with diphtheria.

    "Patients with diphtheria in general will experience headache, difficulty breathing, cough, hoarseness, sore throat because of difficulty swallowing, fever, fatigue or weakness, nasal runny nose which then gradually turns into thick and bloody," said Inshe Melori from the clinic Bumi Medika Ganesa ITB.

    There are three categories for each type of diphtheria vaccine provided at Bumi Medika Ganesa ITB, Td vaccines for children over 12 years, DT or Pentagio Vaccines for children 5 to 7 years, and DPT vaccine for children ranging in age from 2 months to 5 years. The diphtheria vaccine service opened on 2 January 2018, by first registering via telephone to 022-2500082 ext 14. jo

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