Using Mobile Phones for Rapid Reporting of Zoonotic Diseases in Rural South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Thinyane, Hannah en_US
dc.contributor.author Hansen, Susan en_US
dc.contributor.author Foster, Greg en_US
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Laurie en_US
dc.contributor.editor Smith, Anthony C.; Maeder, Anthony J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:09:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:09:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010001401 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Thinyane Hannah et al. 2010, 'Using Mobile Phones for Rapid Reporting of Zoonotic Diseases in Rural South Africa', , IOS Press BV, Netherlands, , pp. 179-189. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0926-9630 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16518
dc.description.abstract Human health is inextricably linked to animal health and production, particularly in developing regions of the world where animals play an important role in communities by providing transportation and food. Many deaths occur each year from a number of well-known and preventable animal diseases that are transmitted to humans, especially in developing countries, due to a lack of early detection and preventative measures. Despite the link between human health and animal health, veterinary telehealth has not attracted much attention from researchers in the medical health community. This paper describes a case study exploring the use of mobile phones for rapid reporting of zoonotic diseases in South Africa. It outlines an SMS-based mobile service to enable community members to report suspected cases of diseases. This service aims to increase the number and density of traditional reporting sources to facilitate near real-time reporting and consequently more rapid response to zoonoses outbreaks. The initial phases of this system design are described in addition to future directions. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher IOS Press BV en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.32331978-1-60750-659-1-179 en_US
dc.title Using Mobile Phones for Rapid Reporting of Zoonotic Diseases in Rural South Africa en_US
dc.parent Global Telehealth - Selected Papers from Global Telehealth 2010 (GT2010): 15th International Conference of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and 1st National Conference of the Australasian Telehealth Society en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 179 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 189 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 100500 en_US
dc.personcode 0000066331 en_US
dc.personcode 10805568 en_US
dc.personcode 0000066333 en_US
dc.personcode 0000066332 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Communications Technologies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Global Telehealth - 15th International Conference of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and 1st National Conference of the Australasian Telehealth Society en_US
dc.date.activity 20101110 en_US
dc.location.activity Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords Mobile veterinary telehealth, emerging countries, telehealth software and systems en_US
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