Phaisarn Jeefoo

Work place: Geographic Information Science Field of Study, School of Information and Communication Technology, University of Phayao, 19 Moo 2, Mae-Ka, Mueang, Phayao 56000 Thailand



Research Interests: Software Construction, Image Compression, Image Manipulation, Image Processing, Medical Image Computing, Database Management System


Phaisarn Jeefoo is a lecturer in Geographic Information Science field of study at the School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), University of Phayao, Thailand. In teaching, I have been focusing on applying Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (RS&GIS) techniques and disease disaster approaches in Computer Programming Educations. In research, his current interests include Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Health and Environment, GIS Programming, Open Source Software, Database Management, Digital Image Processing for environmental disaster and so forth.

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Spatial Temporal Dynamics and Risk Zonation of Dengue Fever, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, and Dengue Shock Syndrome in Thailand

By Phaisarn Jeefoo

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Sep. 2012

This study employed geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze the spatial factors related to dengue fever (DF), dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), and dengue shock syndrome (DSS) epidemics. Chachoengsao province, Thailand, was chosen as the study area. This study examines the diffusion pattern of disease. Clinical data including gender and age of patients with disease were analyzed. The hotspot zonation of disease was carried out during the outbreaks for years 2001 and 2007 by using local spatial autocorrelation statistics (LSAS) and kernel-density estimation (KDE) methods. The mean center locations and movement patterns of the disease were found. A risk zone map was generated for the incidence. Data for spatio-temporal analysis and risk zonation of DF/DHF/DSS were employed for years 2000 to 2007. Results found that the age distribution of the cases was different from the general population’s age distribution. Taking into account that the quite high incidence of DF/DHF/DSS cases was in the age group of 13-24 years old and the percentage rate of incidence was 42.9%, a DF/DHF/DSS virus transmission out of village is suspected. An epidemic period of 20 weeks, starting on 1st May and ending on 31st September, was analyzed. Approximately 25% of the cases occurred between Weeks 6-8. A pattern was found using mean centers of the data in critical months, especially during rainy season. Finally, it can be identified that from the total number of villages affected (821), the highest risk zone covered 7 villages (0.85%); the moderate risk zone comprised 39 villages (4.75%); for the low risk zone 22 villages (2.68%) were found; the very low risk zone consisted of 120 villages (14.62%); and no case occurred in 633 villages (77.10%). The zones most at risk were shown in districts Mueang Chachoengsao, Bang Pakong, and Phanom Sarakham. This research presents useful information relating to the DF/DHF/DSS. To analyze the dynamic pattern of DF/DHF/DSS outbreaks, all cases were positioned in space and time by addressing the respective villages. Not only is it applicable in an epidemic, but this methodology is general and can be applied in other application fields such as dengue outbreak or other diseases during natural disasters.

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