Sylvatic Rodent Pest Surveillance in Boyolali


Authors

Tiara Windy Pratiwi1)
1)Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), University of Gadjah Mada
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Anandi Iedha Retnani1)
1)Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), University of Gadjah Mada
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Teguh Tri Kuncoro2)
2)Boyolali District Health Office, Boyolali, Central Java
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Riris Andono Ahmad1)
1)Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), University of Gadjah Mada
~ Author

Abstract

Background: Rodent pests like rats are especially problematic in agriculture and public health. The source of the disease transmission needs to be observed to help select the right treatment to solve the problem. This study aimed to analyze the sylvatic rodent pest sur�veil�ance in the Boyolali.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Cepogo and Selo Districts, Boyolali, Central Java, from July to September 2022. The dependent variables were Common Tick Index (IPU) and Specific Tick Index (GPA). Outbreak control was carri�ed out by deploying mousetraps to catch vectors using roasted coconut and corn as bait. A total of 4000 traps were spread in the afternoon and picked up in the next day. The data were collected and analyzed to determine the distribution sylvatic rodent pest.

Results: A total of 109 rats were infected by fleas with negative serology. The relative den�s�ity of rats in Cepogo District (n=79) was higher than in Selo District (n=30). The IPU and GPA score in Cepogo District (IPU=0.24%; GPA=0.24%) were lower than Selo Regency (IPU=1.30%; GPA=0.77%).

Conclusion: The relative density of rats in Cepogo District is higher than in Selo District, but IPU and GPA scores in Selo District are higher in Selo District.

How to Cite

Sylvatic Rodent Pest Surveillance in Boyolali. (2022). The International Conference on Public Health Proceeding, 7(01), 99. https://doi.org/10.26911/AB.ICPH.09.2022.99