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Research and Development for Dengue Fever Motion Detection System: designed by Department of Public Health, China Medical University and China Medical University Hospital Big Data Center

Date: August 19, 2016

Research and Development for Dengue Fever Motion Detection System: designed by Department of Public Health, China Medical University and China Medical University Hospital Big Data Center

 

 

In an effort to suppress and be fully engaged in the preparation for the next Dengue Fever outbreak, Joseph Lin, director of Health Bureau of Tainan City Government, invited the director of Big Data Center of China Medical University Hospital (CMUH) to discuss and collaborate for possible solutions to detect dengue virus outbreaks in advance.

 

In 2012, Professor Tsai Ching-Tsan, the Director of the Department of Public Health of CMU, and by Professor Chen Chin-Chung led his team and published a highly cited public health article Exploring the spatial and temporal relationships between mosquito population dynamics and Dengue outbreaks based on climatic factors in a well-known international journal: Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Prof. Tsai Ching-Tsan and his team created a model that simulates the growth and spreading of mosquito vectors by intelligently including spatial and temporal aspects of prediction into design considerations.

 

In 2015, Tainan City experience the Taiwan’s most severe Dengue outbreak that affected more than 20 000 people. Director Joseph Lin of Health Bureau of Tainan City Government visited China Medical University to seek firm collaboration in developing an accurate Dengue outbreak prediction system by incorporating the mosquito vector reproducing and spreading monitoring system developed by Prof. Chen Chin-Chung’s team of Department of Public Health, CMU.
Health Bureau of Tainan City Government publicly stated that the mosquito vector monitoring system development along with China Medical University will effectively aid the Tainan City in future Dengue virus prevention. This developed model could also be implemented in the prevention of other mosquito-vector diseases, including the Zika virus. Thus, this collaboration will not only help Taiwan but might also greatly benefit global health.

(Chinese Version.)

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