Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A (2017)
Data mapping of Vector Borne Disease with Geographical Information System & Global Position System technology: In tribal areas Khammam District, Telangana State
Author(s): Gujju Gandhi, Jayanth Chapla and B Reddya Naik
Abstract: Recent advances in geographical information, mapping technologies have created great opportunities for public health administrators for better planning of programme, field monitoring, and analysis of epidemiological data and management of health system. Epidemiology Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) helps in visualizing and analysis of geographic distribution of disease, with respect to time and space, which is difficult to perform in any other system. Based on regions the distribution of vector borne disease cases were represented on density maps which were calculated for each Primary Health Centre (PHC). As more number of vector borne disease cases were rampant in the backward areas, we have focused our attention towards the Khammam tribal agencies of Telangana state, India. Which are identified through GIS & GPS techniques, also help in pinpointing the infected areas or person for further treatment processes. Our main aim is to map the vector borne diseases, density areas by using above techniques. Remote Sensing data was also used to identify the favorable indicators of malaria breeding areas. Vector born disease (VBD) were highlighted in this study such as Malaria and Dengue. The work was carried out between the years 2011-2014. Our main aim is to identify and to report the causes for malaria and dengue cases to the concerned authorities, for educating the tribes in taking preventive measures such as keeping the surrounding environment clean, dry, fully clothed, use of anti-mosquito repellents such as burning of dried leaves of neem, ocimum (Tulasi), husk of green gram and dried mesocarp of coconut.
How to cite this article:
Gujju Gandhi, Jayanth Chapla and B Reddya Naik. Data mapping of Vector Borne Disease with Geographical Information System & Global Position System technology: In tribal areas Khammam District, Telangana State. 2017; 4(2): 39-43.