Public Health Bureau, Pingtung County Government
Smart Disaster Prevention
Center for GIS, RCHSS, Academia Sinica
To reduce the spread of disease, the priority work of epidemic prevention is to identify the trend of an epidemic and plan the related strategies. Taking the year of 2015 for example, the confirmed dengue fever cases of Pingtung County numbered 414 (aboriginal: 402; imported: 12; mortality rate = 9.7 per 1,000, the highest in the nation).
Although the case numbers were less than those in Kaohsiung and Tainan Cities, we still cannot underestimate the epidemic. Therefore, in collaboration with Dr. Chan Ta-Chien’s research team from the Center for GIS, Academia Sinica, the Health Bureau of Pingtung County developed an intelligent disaster prevention system, namely the Mobile Platform of Dengue Fever Prevention. Compared to the traditional prevention method relying on manual operation with Google Map, the system helps local public health workers to monitor the epidemic trend and conduct a real-time epidemic survey with the design of a cross-platform carrier.
There are three major functions of the system, including
1. Decision-related maps and risk management: visualization of hot spots of litter, Breteau index, and flood-prone areas.
2. Planning of epidemic survey and epidemic district: set up epidemic districts from street maps and mark prevention strategies.
3. Historical epidemic analysis: integrated surveillance information with related digital maps.
Through the integration of mobilized, automatic, and real-time surveillance information, the goal of the system is to prevent dengue fever and maintain the health and well-being of all citizens.
1. Scope: Pingtung covers 2776 km2 including 33 townships. The total population of Pingtung was about 830 thousand.
The main page of Mobile Decision-making Platform for dengue epidemic prevention.