Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Dengue Cases in Peninsular Malaysia: A five-year analysis from 2016 to 2020

Authors

  • Khushairie Muhd Nor Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300, UITM Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nazri Che Dom Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300, UITM Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia; Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Samsuri Abdullah Faculty of Ocean Engineering Technology and Informatics, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Nopadol Precha Department of Environmental Health and Technology, School of Public Health, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3487

Abstract

Dengue fever is one of the most common vector-borne diseases spread by Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitos. The regional and temporal trends of dengue cases in East Malaysia are investigated in this study. The study aims to assess the prevalence of dengue cases across 91 districts in Peninsular Malaysia from 2016 to 2020 and, hence, to identify dengue disease's hotspot and cold spot regions. By using ArcGIS, summarised yearly data of dengue cases were analysed. The study results showed that dengue cases mainly occurred in the central part of Peninsular Malaysia.

Keywords: GIS; Vector-borne diseases; Aedes; Spatial epidemiology

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3487

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Muhd Nor, K., Che Dom, N., Abdullah, S., & Precha, N. . (2022). Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Dengue Cases in Peninsular Malaysia: A five-year analysis from 2016 to 2020 . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 275-282. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3487