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Volume XLII-4/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4/W1, 37–53, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W1-37-2016
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4/W1, 37–53, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W1-37-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  29 Sep 2016

29 Sep 2016

GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS OF URBAN LAND USE PATTERN ANALYSIS FOR HEMORRHAGIC FEVER RISK – A REVIEW

L. N. Izzah, Z. Majid, M. A. M. Ariff, and C. K. Fook L. N. Izzah et al.
  • Geospatial Imaging & Information Research Group,Faculty Geionformation and Real Estate, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Keywords: Land Use, Land Cover, Hemorrhagic Fever, Vector, Dengue Fever, Malaria, Lassa Fever

Abstract. Human modification of the natural environment continues to create habitats in which vectors of a wide variety of human and animal pathogens (such as Plasmodium, Aedes aegypti, Arenavirus etc.) thrive if unabated with an enormous potential to negatively affect public health. Typical examples of these modifications include impoundments, dams, irrigation systems, landfills and so on that provide enabled environment for the transmission of Hemorrhagic fever such as malaria, dengue, avian flu, Lassa fever etc. Furthermore, contemporary urban dwelling pattern appears to be associated with the prevalence of Hemorrhagic diseases in recent years. These observations are not peculiar to the developing world, as urban expansion also contributes significantly to mosquito and other vectors habitats. This habitats offer breeding ground to some vector virus populations. The key to disease control is developing an understanding of the contribution of human landscape modification to vector-borne pathogen transmission and how a balance may be achieved between human development, public health, and responsible urban land use. A comprehensive review of urban land use Pattern Analysis for Hemorrhagic fever risk has been conducted in this paper. The study found that most of the available literatures dwell more on the impact of urban land use on malaria and dengue fevers; however, studies are yet to be found discussing the implications of urban land use on the risk of Ebola, Lassa and other non-mosquito borne VHFs. A relational model for investigating the influence of urban land use change pattern on the risk of Hemorrhagic fever has been proposed in this study.