Hong Kong Med J 2009;15(Suppl 9):S17-9
Spatial clustering of SARS in Hong Kong
PC Lai, CM Wong, AJ Hedley, GM Leung
Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
1. Geographic information system (GIS) can be applied during an acute infectious disease outbreak to reveal new geospatial information in addition to standard field epidemiological analyses.
2. When applied in real time during the onset and evolution of an epidemic, GIS can monitor and enhance understanding of the transmission dynamics of an infectious agent, thereby facilitating the design, implementation and evaluation of potential intervention strategies.