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  1. GISEpi : a simple geographical information system to support public health surveillance and epidemiological investigations.

    Article - En anglais

    Copyright (c) 1997 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

    All rights reserved.

    One important question for the implementation of a surveillance system concern the type of instrument that can provide timely information on the course of diseases and other health events.

    This may facilitate prompt implementation of prevention and intervention efforts, such as strengthening control action in one specific area or initiation of epidemiological investigation.

    Since health related variables of interest are often spatially distributed they require special tools for representation and analysis.

    Owing to their inherent ability to manage spatial information, geographical information systems (GIS) provide an excellent framework for the design of surveillance systems.

    This paper presents a simple information system, based on the concepts of GIS, designed for representation and elementary analysis of epidemiological data.

    An example of its potential use to support malaria control activities in Brazil is discussed. 1997 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Surveillance, Système information géographique, Analyse donnée, Epidémiologie, Informatique biomédicale, Représentation cartographique, Analyse spatiale, Orienté objet, Paludisme, Protozoose, Parasitose, Infection, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surveillance, Geographic information system, Data analysis, Epidemiology, Biomedical data processing, Cartographic representation, Spatial analysis, Object oriented, Malaria, Protozoal disease, Parasitosis, Infection, Brazil, South America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0432542

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 19/12/1997.

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