Risk mapping of dengue in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hassan, Hafiz and Shohaimi, Shamarina and Hashim, Nor R. (2012) Risk mapping of dengue in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Geospatial health, 7 (1). pp. 21-25. ISSN 1970-7096

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Dengue fever is a recurring public health problem afflicting thousands of Malaysians annually. In this paper, the risk map for dengue fever in the peninsular Malaysian states of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur was modelled based on co-kriging and geographical information systems. Using population density and rainfall as the model’s only input factors, the area with the highest risk for dengue infection was given as Gombak and Petaling, two districts located on opposite sides of Kuala Lumpur city that was also included in the risk assessment. Comparison of the modelled risk map with the dengue case dataset of 2010, obtained from the Ministry of Health of Malaysia, confirmed that the highest number of cases had been found in an area centred on Kuala Lumpur as predicted our risk profiling.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dengue fever, geographical information systems, risk mapping, population density, rainfall, Malaysia
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.9 Altre malattie (altri rami della Medicina) > 616.91 Malattie da virus > 616.918 Infezioni da virus a RNA (include la febbre da zecche del Colorado, la febbre della Valle del Rift, le infezioni da Hantavirus) > 616.9185 Infezioni da Flavivirus
Depositing User: Luca Tiberi
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2019 09:53
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 09:53
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/6750

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