Rabu, 19 Feb 2020 15:14 WIB

Uji Spesimen Suspek Virus Corona, Kemenkes Malah Temukan 'Flu Babi' H1N1

Nafilah Sri Sagita K - detikHealth
BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 30: A sign instructs shoppers to wear protective masks at a mall on January 30, 2020 in Beijing, China. The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to over 7000 in mainland China Thursday as the country continued to lock down the city of Wuhan in an effort to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts have confirmed can be passed from human to human. In an unprecedented move, Chinese authorities put travel restrictions on the city which is the epicentre of the virus and neighbouring municipalities affecting tens of millions of people. The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to over 170 on Thursday, mostly in Hubei province, and cases have been reported in other countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and France. The World Health Organization has warned all governments to be on alert, and its emergency committee is to meet later on Thursday to decide whether to declare a global health emergency. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) H1N1 juga 'eksis' di tengah wabah corona COVID-19 (Foto: Getty Images)
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Data terbaru terkait hasil uji spesimen virus corona COVID-19 per tanggal (18/2/2020) di pukul 18.00 menunjukkan sebanyak 112 spesimen telah diperiksa. Sebanyak 110 di antaranya dinyatakan negatif COVID-19, sedangkan 2 lainnya masih dalam proses.

dr Achmad Yurianto, Sekretaris Direktorat Jenderal Pencegahan dan Pengendalian Penyakit (P2P) Kementerian Kesehatan, menjelaskan sebagian dari 112 spesimen tersebut ditemukan virus H1N1. Namun dr Yuri mengimbau masyarakat tidak perlu panik dengan temuan ini.

"Kebanyakan H1N1 ini yang kita anggap sebagai virus yang lazim di dalam influenza. Tetapi kita harus diteliti lagi jangan-jangan ada mutasi lagi di H1N1 sehingga menimbulkan keluhan yang lebih berat," jelasnya saat ditemui di Lantai 5, Jiexpo International, Rabu (19/2/2020).

Menurut dr Yuri, data tersebut sekaligus menunjukkan bahwa hingga saat ini belum ada kasus COVID-19 yang terkonfirmasi positif di Indonesia. Laboratorium Litbangkes juga tidak hanya ditujukan untuk memeriksa spesimen saja.

Lebih lanjut ia menjelaskan, kondisi terkait 238 WNI yang sebelumnya diobservasi di Natuna. "Alhamdulillah, semua dalam keadaan baik," ungkapnya.



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