Participatory Syndromic Surveillance System in Bangladesh Enables Tracking the Spread of COVID-19 Symptoms Using Communal Self-Screening Test Data

  • The purpose of the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help general people make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19. But, this system can help to reduce the surge of medical help seeking patients with non-lethal symptoms.

  • Based on the obtained surveillance dataset, we update dashboard with appropriate data analytics for the policy makers. The analytics includes statistics of the reported COVID-19 symptoms, additional diseases that may cause comorbidity, and travel history reported by the test takers.

  • Location and mapping features are the key building blocks for this platform. This platform uses google maps, place API, reverse geocoding, place picker, map cluster, marker pointer and few others key features. Using Google maps API, we show the high risk users reported from the different parts of the country to identify the vulnerable areas in Bangladesh.
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