Legionnaires’ disease GIS tool

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This Geographical Information System (GIS) tool complements the toolkit for Legionnaires’ disease outbreak investigation. It allows field epidemiologists to quickly plot cases and potential outbreak sources, and to make a basic spatial analysis to support the source identification. This can be of help in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak investigation when descriptive epidemiology and microbiological investigation are not sufficient to identify the outbreak source.

NOTE:  The Legionnaires’ GIS tool is compatible with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox only.

During a Legionnaires' disease outbreak investigation, descriptive epidemiology and microbiological investigation are often sufficient to identify the outbreak source. 

However, there are instances where the source of an outbreak remains unclear. In these situations preparing a model in a Geographic Information System (GIS) can potentially help identify an outbreak source or a location for additional investigation.

The Legionnaires' disease GIS Tool 

This Geographical Information System (GIS) tool complements the toolkit for Legionnaires’ disease outbreak investigation. It allows field epidemiologists to quickly plot cases and potential outbreak sources, and to make a basic spatial analysis to support the source identification. This can be of help in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak investigation when descriptive epidemiology and microbiological investigation are not sufficient to identify the outbreak source.