Data Mapping of Vector Borne Disease with GIS & GPS Technology: Tribal Areas Khammam District, Telangana State
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 and impossible to perform in any other system. Based on regions the distribution of vector born disease cases were represented on vector born disease density maps which were calculated for each Primary Health Centre (PHC). We have selected Khammam district of Telangana state, India, as the district is an agency (tribal) area with more number of infected cases. Our main aim is to map the vector borne diseases, density areas by using GIS 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 and report the matter to the concerned authorities.
Gujju Gandhi, J Chapla, JN Rao and Kante Krishna Prasad