publication . Article . 2013

Spatial Distribution Analysis of Scrub Typhus in Korea

Jin, Hong Sung; Chu, Chaeshin; Han, Dong Yeob;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2013 Journal: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives, volume 4, issue 1, pages 4-15 (issn: 2210-9099, eissn: 2233-6052, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Abstract
Objective: This study analyzes the spatial distribution of scrub typhus in Korea. Methods: A spatial distribution of Orientia tsutsugamushi occurrence using a geographic information system (GIS) is presented, and analyzed by means of spatial clustering and correlations. Results: The provinces of Gangwon-do and Gyeongsangbuk-do show a low incidence throughout the year. Some districts have almost identical environmental conditions of scrub typhus incidence. The land use change of districts does not directly affect the incidence rate. Conclusion: GIS analysis shows the spatial characteristics of scrub typhus. This research can be used to construct a spatial-tempora...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: bacterial infections and mycoses
free text keywords: GIS, Original Article, Korea, spatial analysis, land category, scrub typhus
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publication . Article . 2013

Spatial Distribution Analysis of Scrub Typhus in Korea

Jin, Hong Sung; Chu, Chaeshin; Han, Dong Yeob;