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Geoinformatics & Geostatistics: An OverviewISSN: 2327-4581

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Research Article, Geoinfor Geostat An Overview Vol: 1 Issue: 1

Application of Area to Point Kriging to Buruli Ulcer Incidence in Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions of Ghana

Bonyah Ebenezer1*, Owusu-Sekyere Ebenezer2 and Ossei Linda3
1Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Kumasi Polytechnic Institute, Kumasi, Ghana
2Department of Development Studies, University for Development Studies, Wa, Ghana
3Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Corresponding author : Bonyah Ebenezer
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Kumasi Polytechnic Institute, Kumasi, Ghana
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 22, 2012 Accepted: February 01, 2013 Published: February 08, 2013
Citation: Ebenezer B, Ebenezer OS, Linda O (2013) Application of Area to Point Kriging to Buruli Ulcer Incidence in Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions of Ghana. Geoinfor Geostat: An Overview 1:1. doi:10.4172/2327-4581.1000102

Abstract

Application of Area to Point Kriging to Buruli Ulcer Incidence in Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions of Ghana

Buruli ulcer (BU) is the third most common mycobacterium disease after tuberculosis and leprosy. The disease eats through the skin, muscle and bone, leaving victims with disfiguring and debilitating craters. Ghana is the second most endemic country globally, after Cote d’Ivoire with over 1,048 cases with the most endemic regions being the Ashanti, Greater Accra, Central and the Brong Ahafo. The goal of the paper is to use Area to Point Kriging (ATP) method to model the spatial distribution of Buruli ulcer incidence in the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions of Ghana.

Keywords: Area to point kriging; Buruli ulcer; Area to area kriging;Mycobacterium ulcerans

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