Forecasting incidence of dengue and selecting best method for prevention

Muhammad Sabir, Yousaf Ali, Noor Muhammad

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This study forecast future infected patients from dengue and also sought optimum solution for its prevention. Previous years' data of dengue patients was used for forecasting numbers of infected patients in 2017. The novelty of the study is the application of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique in application of dengue control. We employed AHP to rank the alternative for dengue prevention using perception of general public collected via questioners from 100 respondents across Pakistan. The results show that public considered not to let the water accumulate inside their homes as the most economical, effective, efficient and less labour intensive alternative to combat dengue
Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Pages (from-to)1383- 1386
Number of pages4
Journal Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018


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