2016
DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.8436.1
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Mapping Zika virus infection using geographical information systems in Tolima, Colombia, 2015-2016

Abstract: Objective: Geographical information systems (GIS) have been extensively used for the development of epidemiological maps of tropical diseases, however not yet specifically for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. Methods: Surveillance case data of the ongoing epidemics of ZIKV in the Tolima department, Colombia (2015-2016) were used to estimate cumulative incidence rates (cases/100,000 pop.) to develop the first maps in the department and its municipalities, including detail for the capital, Ibagué. The GIS software u… Show more

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“…There is an enhanced number of ZIKV-associated neurological syndromes with 25 cases reported from Valle del Cauca as well one case of acute flaccid paralysis with history of ZIKV infection [10]. Then, public health policies and strategies for integral control of ZIKV in people living, but also in visitors [4][5][6][7][8]13] to those areas, should be considered and urgently implemented; particularly in the capital, Cali, and in the Northern municipalities. In Cali, as well as Valle del Cauca, other arboviruses, such as dengue and chikungunya are also cocirculating [14].…”
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“…There is an enhanced number of ZIKV-associated neurological syndromes with 25 cases reported from Valle del Cauca as well one case of acute flaccid paralysis with history of ZIKV infection [10]. Then, public health policies and strategies for integral control of ZIKV in people living, but also in visitors [4][5][6][7][8]13] to those areas, should be considered and urgently implemented; particularly in the capital, Cali, and in the Northern municipalities. In Cali, as well as Valle del Cauca, other arboviruses, such as dengue and chikungunya are also cocirculating [14].…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Use of GIS-based epidemiological maps allow to integrate preventive and control strategies, as well as public health policies, for joint control of this vector-borne disease in this and other areas of the country [4][5][6][7][8][9][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24]. As other arboviruses are co-circulating (dengue, CHIKV and ZIKV), maps of them as well for co-infections will be also needed [16,17].…”
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“…Examples for the spatial patterns assessment of Zika risk run from merely descriptive methods to model-based approaches. For instance, in Colombia, descriptive risk maps associating Zika incidence rates with environmental and sociodemographic factors have been produced in the departments of Sucre ( 12 ), Tolima ( 13 ), Guajira ( 14 ), Santander, and Norte de Santander ( 15 ) and in the city of Pereira in the department of Risaralda ( 16 ). Model-based spatial patterns assessment of Zika risk have been developed for the 33 departments in Colombia by using Poisson models for the RR for Zika ( 17 ).…”
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