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Conference Paper: Spatial analysis of the 2008 influenza outbreak of Hong Kong

TitleSpatial analysis of the 2008 influenza outbreak of Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsGIS
Kernel density mapping
Nearest neighbor distance analysis
Spatial autocorrelation
Standard deviation ellipse
Issue Date2010
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.com/content/105633/
Citation
The 2010 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2010), Fukuoka, Japan, 23-26 March 2010. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, v. 6016, p. 374-388 How to Cite?
AbstractThe deaths of three children amid a series of recent influenza outbreaks in early March 2008 resulted in the immediate shut down of all kindergartens and primary schools in Hong Kong. While many parents welcome the decision, others queried the judgment given that citizens lack sufficient information to evaluate whether there is an outbreak and must follow actions prescribed by the government. We demonstrated in this paper various techniques to visualize disease distribution and present outbreak data for public consumption. Our analyses made use of affected (case) and non-affected (control) schools with influenza cases in March 2008. A series of maps were created to show disease spread and concentration by means of standard deviational ellipses, grid-based spatial autocorrelation, and kernel density. The generalized data did not permit statistical analysis other than the nearest neighbor distance. We also made suggestions about requirements of additional data and possible directions of disease analysis. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143033
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2005 Impact Factor: 0.402
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.252
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dc.contributor.authorKwong, KHen_HK
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dc.identifier.citationThe 2010 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2010), Fukuoka, Japan, 23-26 March 2010. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, v. 6016, p. 374-388en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe deaths of three children amid a series of recent influenza outbreaks in early March 2008 resulted in the immediate shut down of all kindergartens and primary schools in Hong Kong. While many parents welcome the decision, others queried the judgment given that citizens lack sufficient information to evaluate whether there is an outbreak and must follow actions prescribed by the government. We demonstrated in this paper various techniques to visualize disease distribution and present outbreak data for public consumption. Our analyses made use of affected (case) and non-affected (control) schools with influenza cases in March 2008. A series of maps were created to show disease spread and concentration by means of standard deviational ellipses, grid-based spatial autocorrelation, and kernel density. The generalized data did not permit statistical analysis other than the nearest neighbor distance. We also made suggestions about requirements of additional data and possible directions of disease analysis. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.en_HK
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dc.subjectGISen_HK
dc.subjectKernel density mappingen_HK
dc.subjectNearest neighbor distance analysisen_HK
dc.subjectSpatial autocorrelationen_HK
dc.subjectStandard deviation ellipseen_HK
dc.titleSpatial analysis of the 2008 influenza outbreak of Hong Kongen_HK
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