To best understand the variety of applications of GIS in public health maintenance and surveillance, there are numerous sites worth visiting. To see all of these applications in one place, from past to present, I produced a site that is now passing the decade mark. Many of the topics here have have never been covered extensively before. This site receives between 200 and 300 visitors per day.
An important thing about African disease outbreak and migration is understanding how it travels, where it travels to and why. Contemporary epidemiologists tend to believe they have the diffusion process down, as a transportation related feature. There are several hundred analyses I performed on the different disease migration patterns. Over the past decade I posted hundreds of links to about half of these maps and videos, fully posted, but not indexed, on my YouTube site. —– Three of these stand out as sources for lessons about Ebola’s possibly diffusion pattern. —– The monkey pox comes from a similar region, is viral, and shows hierarchical peaks around the U.S. Where in migration has defined it potential new misuses around the country. These misuses are also possible for ebola outbreak as a human population density-travel event. —– The Plague IP map is plague diffusion normalized to population density. It demonstrates the peaks we are more expecting of. —– The third map depicts ebola claims, based not on the disease, but on where individuals underwent rule outs, exams, blood testing and the like. —– The remaining information consists of links to numerous pages on the the Monkey Pox itself, the African disease in-migration issue, and the background on my NationalPopulationHealthGrid project. —– Monkey Pox. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1amd_QP3YHU Plague, independent (non-krigged) prevalence http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A78AZDxO0II. Ebola claims in the past: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RfvUQfYLlvM. CDC page on Monkey Pox http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/monkeypox/. WHO page on monkey pox: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs161/en/. MedicineNet info page: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=23611. MedScape info page: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1134714-overview. Emerging diseases from Africa: Emerging Infectious Diseases from the Global to the Local Perspective: A Summary of a Workshop of the Forum on Emerging Infections. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK99567/. Morens DM, Fauci AS (2013) Emerging Infectious Diseases: Threats to Human Health and Global Stability. PLoS Pathog 9(7): e1003467. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003467. http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1003467 Anthony S. Fauci. January 2006. 2005 Robert H. Ebert Memorial Lecture Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: The Perpetual Challenge. http://www.milbank.org/uploads/documents/0601fauci/0601fauci.html National Geographic. BOOK TALK Every Newly Emerging Disease Like Ebola Begins With a Mystery. One crucial factor in the epidemic spread of Ebola is poverty, says author of a new book about the disease. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141005-ebola-quammen-west-africa-dallas-gates-foundation/ Social and societal health issues in Pacific Northwest. https://brianaltonenmph.com/gis/population-health-surveillance/production-examples/regions-and-health/part-v/ Medical Geography and Disease Surveillance. https://brianaltonenmph.com/gis/ Extensive coverage of my exceptionally fast mapping technique for national and regional stats on public health issues, at http://nationalpopulationhealthgrid.com/author/altonenb/.