Space-Time Analysis Tools of Dengue Epidemics in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

  • Jeefoo P.


Dengue has become a major international public health concern over the past decade. The Bureau of Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand has reported several outbreaks in the country. Geographic Information System (GIS) provides quite powerful analysis tools for contemporary spatial epidemiology studies. Epidemiological data can be processed using space-time analysis in GIS environment. This study illustrates space-time analysis procedures of dengue incidences in Chachoengsao province, Thailand. Though the analysis techniques provided by these tools are limited, it is capable to develop epidemiological analysis module based on a general GIS platform. This methodology is general and can be applied in other applications fields such as dengue outbreak or other diseases.