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Information system and geographic information system tools in the data analyses of the control program for visceral leishmaniases from 2006 to 2010 in the sanitary district of venda nova, belo horizonte, minas gerais, Brazil.

Saraiva L, Leite CG, de Carvalho LO, Andrade Filho JD, de Menezes FC, Fiúza Vde O - J Trop Med (2012)

Bottom Line: The analyses showed that the use of an automated database allied with geoprocessing tools may favor control measures of VL, especially with regard to the evaluation of control actions carried out.Descriptive analyses of control measures allowed to evaluating that the information system and GIS tools promoted greater efficiency in making decisions and planning activities.These analyses also pointed to the necessity of new approaches to the control of VL in large urban centers.

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Affiliation: Centro de Referência Nacional e Internacional para Flebotomíneos, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, 30190-002 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
The aim of this paper is to report a brief history of control actions for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) from 2006 to 2010 in the Sanitary District (DS) of Venda Nova, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, focusing on the use of information systems and Geographic Information System (GIS) tools. The analyses showed that the use of an automated database allied with geoprocessing tools may favor control measures of VL, especially with regard to the evaluation of control actions carried out. Descriptive analyses of control measures allowed to evaluating that the information system and GIS tools promoted greater efficiency in making decisions and planning activities. These analyses also pointed to the necessity of new approaches to the control of VL in large urban centers.

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Map of VL human cases from 2006 to 2010 overlaying the maps of Vegetation (green areas and parks), Hydrographic (rivers, streams and lakes) and poor areas and social risk.
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fig6: Map of VL human cases from 2006 to 2010 overlaying the maps of Vegetation (green areas and parks), Hydrographic (rivers, streams and lakes) and poor areas and social risk.

Mentions: Serological canine positivity rate and VL human cases have low linear correlation (r2-0028), in the other words, a human case of VL is a complex event that cannot be explained only by the presence of infected dogs in an area. Overlaying the map of VL, human cases with maps of factors traditionally related to VL as vegetation, hydrography, and areas of poverty pockets. It is not possible to identify a strong spatial correlation between them. Cases of Visceral Leishmaniases are spread in every coverage areas of Venda Nova SD and it is possible to observe areas of concentration of cases both in risk areas and outside them. Considering this data, we may infer that the VL presents new profile of occurrence in urban areas (Figure 6).


Information system and geographic information system tools in the data analyses of the control program for visceral leishmaniases from 2006 to 2010 in the sanitary district of venda nova, belo horizonte, minas gerais, Brazil.

Saraiva L, Leite CG, de Carvalho LO, Andrade Filho JD, de Menezes FC, Fiúza Vde O - J Trop Med (2012)

Map of VL human cases from 2006 to 2010 overlaying the maps of Vegetation (green areas and parks), Hydrographic (rivers, streams and lakes) and poor areas and social risk.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig6: Map of VL human cases from 2006 to 2010 overlaying the maps of Vegetation (green areas and parks), Hydrographic (rivers, streams and lakes) and poor areas and social risk.
Mentions: Serological canine positivity rate and VL human cases have low linear correlation (r2-0028), in the other words, a human case of VL is a complex event that cannot be explained only by the presence of infected dogs in an area. Overlaying the map of VL, human cases with maps of factors traditionally related to VL as vegetation, hydrography, and areas of poverty pockets. It is not possible to identify a strong spatial correlation between them. Cases of Visceral Leishmaniases are spread in every coverage areas of Venda Nova SD and it is possible to observe areas of concentration of cases both in risk areas and outside them. Considering this data, we may infer that the VL presents new profile of occurrence in urban areas (Figure 6).

Bottom Line: The analyses showed that the use of an automated database allied with geoprocessing tools may favor control measures of VL, especially with regard to the evaluation of control actions carried out.Descriptive analyses of control measures allowed to evaluating that the information system and GIS tools promoted greater efficiency in making decisions and planning activities.These analyses also pointed to the necessity of new approaches to the control of VL in large urban centers.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centro de Referência Nacional e Internacional para Flebotomíneos, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, 30190-002 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
The aim of this paper is to report a brief history of control actions for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) from 2006 to 2010 in the Sanitary District (DS) of Venda Nova, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, focusing on the use of information systems and Geographic Information System (GIS) tools. The analyses showed that the use of an automated database allied with geoprocessing tools may favor control measures of VL, especially with regard to the evaluation of control actions carried out. Descriptive analyses of control measures allowed to evaluating that the information system and GIS tools promoted greater efficiency in making decisions and planning activities. These analyses also pointed to the necessity of new approaches to the control of VL in large urban centers.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus