Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Got itchy caterpillar Feathers, These Tips from the Minister of Health RI

VIVAnews - caterpillar hairs have been endemic in Indonesia. The animal had attacked dozens of thousands of trees in East Java, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, Jakarta and the last in Yogyakarta.

There have been many who become victims. Never touch the body, fine hairs that fall out of the caterpillar's body that can make the skin itchy, swollen and blackened.

Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih providing a way for citizens did not suffer because of caterpillars. "If exposed, quickly removed his fur with a washed, then if the itch is not lost can be examined at the clinic do not have to pay," he said at the funeral home Rosihan Anwar, Thursday, April 14, 2011.

According to him, until now it had not received reports of serious danger from the plague of caterpillars, "Only mild itching hopefully no more interference than that," he added.

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Although the spread in many regions, according to Minister of Health, caterpillar outbreaks can not be said of national disaster. Because the local city government is still able to cope with the spread of caterpillars.

"Not yet, because if you say the problem of agricultural national disaster, if the health is not too distracting, although the itching pretty well yes but not good while it still can be overcome," said Mrs. Menkes.

Earlier, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Bayu Krisnamurthi said the worm had attacked the 2.5 percent of the population of trees in Indonesia. "14 500 trees from 1.8 million trees already diterkena caterpillars," he said after filling a public lecture at the University of Gajah Mada in Yogyakarta, Thursday, April 14.

Bayu admit, despite the outbreak of caterpillars is a cycle that has happened, what happened recently was remarkable. This is due to the impact of climate change in 2010.
• VIVAnews

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