USE OF MAPPING TECHNIQUES TO PREVENT AND MONITOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Dr. Rani Jacob

Abstract


Geographic information systems (GIS) provide a strong framework
to monitor health problems within the public health community. A
STI surveillance system helps to to assess the changing risk and risk
populations [1,2,3]. Preventive strategies aimed at risk areas helps to
improve public health. A study was done by Kangath and colleagues
in Texas USA and later replicated to Sri Lanka [2, 4,5] shows the
importance of use of GIS to study infectious diseases. This study was
clearly shows how GIS can be used in developed and developing
countries.


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developing countries Kangathand colleagues studywas

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