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Title

A web based relational database management system for filariasis control

 

Authors

Upadhyayula Suryanarayana Murty1*, Duvvuri Venkata Rama Satya Kumar1, Kumarawsamy Sriram1, Kadiri Madhusudhan Rao1, Chakravarthula Hayageeva Narasimha Venakata Bhattacharyulu1, Bhoopathi Praveen1 and Amirapu Radha Krishna2

 

Affiliation

1Bioinformatics Group, Biology Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR), Hyderabad 500 007, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2Computer Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR), Hyderabad 500 007, Andhra Pradesh, India

 

E-mail*

murty_usn@yahoo.com; * Corresponding author

Article Type

 

Web database

Date

 

received April 25, 2005; revised April 29, 2005; accepted  April 30, 2005; published online April 30, 2005

 

Abstract

 

The present study describes a RDBMS (relational database management system) for the effective management of Filariasis, a vector borne disease. Filariasis infects 120 million people from 83 countries. The possible re-emergence of the disease and the complexity of existing control programs warrant the development of new strategies. A database containing comprehensive data associated with filariasis finds utility in disease control. We have developed a database containing information on the socio-economic status of patients, mosquito collection procedures, mosquito dissection data, filariasis survey report and mass blood data. The database can be searched using a user friendly web interface.

 

Availability

http://www.webfil.org (login and password can be obtained from the authors)

 

Keywords

 

Filariasis; web-based; RDBMS; control measures; disease management

 

Citation

 

Murty et al., Bioinformation 1(1): 19-20 (2005)

 

Edited by

 

M. Ravichandran

 

ISSN

 

0973-2063

 

Publisher

 

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

 

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.