An ICT-based real-time surveillance system for controlling dengue epidemic in Sri Lanka

Show simple item record Rukshan, A. Miroshan, A. 2023-11-08T04:00:18Z 2023-11-08T04:00:18Z 2014-05-16
dc.description.abstract Dengue is a notifiable communicable disease in Sri Lanka since 1996. Dengue fever spread rapidly among people living in most of the districts of Sri Lanka. The present notification system of dengue communicable diseases which is enforced by law is a passive surveillance system carried out by the public health care professionals. The present notification of communicable disease system is manual, slow, inefficient, and repetitive all of these lead to handle the dengue related health problems ineffectively. Thus it is less effective in preventing a spreading epidemic, public health care professionals and others require an operational support system to help for managing day-to-day public health responsibilities as well as a method to effectively detect and manage health problems such as Dengue. On the other hand the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in medical world has been widely used. To give the information technology touch, a complementary web based open source software application environment has been developed with minimum implementation and recurrent costs critical for developing countries like Sri Lanka and named as eDCS: e Dengue Control System based on the same principles of manual disease surveillance system while taking steps to provide timely, accurate information in a reliable and useable manner. The eDCS helps to manage outbreaks through early detection, rapid verification, and appropriate response to Dengue. It allows health care professionals and citizens to get early awareness about the dengue disease via Internet or mobile phone and bring them for performing Dengue prevention and controlling operation through the social media acceleration. The system is initially limited to dengue communicable disease. It can be easily expanded to other communicable diseases, and non communicable disease surveillance in future. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffna en_US
dc.source.uri en_US
dc.subject Dengue communicable disease en_US
dc.subject Dengue surveillance en_US
dc.subject Rapid response en_US
dc.subject Web technologies en_US
dc.subject Short messaging service en_US
dc.title An ICT-based real-time surveillance system for controlling dengue epidemic in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.identifier.proceedings International Conference on Contemporary Management (ICCM) en_US

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