The city’s Preventive Medicine Center last year used GIS technology for disease surveillance (Photo courtesy of the Preventive Medicine Center)

HCM City enhances use of IT for disease surveillance

Ho Chi Minh City will expand the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology this year for surveillance of infectious diseases, such as hand-foot-mouth, throughout the city after successfully piloting it for dengue fever, deputy director of the city’s Preventive Medicine Center, told Viet Nam News.