The evaluation of spatial risk factors for leptospirosis outbreak using GIS application

The evaluation of spatial risk factors for leptospirosis outbreak using GIS application. Built Environment Journal (BEJ), 11 (2): 5. pp. 63-75. ISSN 1675-5022 (2014)


The objective of this research is to determine the factor that increase incidence of leptospirosis in Petaling district based on leptospirosis risk map (LRM). Data involves in the research is leptospirosis cases data from Selangor State Health Department The factors used to determine leptospirosis risk area namely land use, population and temperature data. The determination of leptospirosis incidence is made by produce leptospirosis distribution map (LDM). The LDM is produce using overlay method which is intersecting method. The identification of factors that increase the leptospirosis incidence is made by produce a Leptospirosis risk map (LRM). A LRM is produce using Getis-Ord Gi* technique. The determination of risk area is based on several factors including land use and population factors. The used of GIS application to evaluate the health problem is one of the suitable methods compared with conventional method that made analysis based on the graphs and tables only. GIS has advantage such as can facilitate a disease data that can be accessed quickly even in large numbers, providing a dynamic system analysis and has a good technique to display, monitors and manage disease outbreak well.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Leptospirosis, Geographic information system (GIS), Risk Mapping
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Surveying Sciences And Geomatics
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Eza Eliana Abdul Wahid
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2021 09:08
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 09:08
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