In human history, the plague may come and go, but never gone. In some areas, plague prevention and control is still a big threat to the local people’s health. Fortunately, UAV technology has made it all much easier.
Epidemic prevention personnel said that in daily epidemic prevention work, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles has brought into play the advantages of fast speed, full vision and wide coverage, reducing the labor cost of standing patrol, and solving the problem of large monitoring area, the problem of difficult monitoring also makes it possible to conduct round-the-clock inspections.
The traditional field work of plague prevention and control needs to be checked first and then marked, which is very time-consuming and labor-consuming.
10 field workers work at the same time, carpet search, at least 5.5 hours to walk a square kilometer to search the area. After placing mousetrap along the way and marking with colorful flags, the staff also need to record the specific location information of the mouse hole with handheld GPS.
After the UAV is introduced, the sampling can be marked directly. Based on the area of each tread area as one square kilometer, it only takes 30 minutes to get the data of a tread area.
After obtaining the longitude and latitude information of the mouse hole, the staff can directly drive there and deploy rat trap to obtain samples, thus improving the efficiency by 46 times.
The common transmission route of plague is flea bites, so field workers have a set of strict dress protection standards. The length of work clothes, hats, masks, flea-proof socks and flea-proof gloves should reach more than 60cm and more than 50cm, but although they are fully armed and work outside for a long time, there is still a risk of being bitten and infected by fleas.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles reduces the open work duration of disease control personnel and ensures personal safety. During the review process, the disease control personnel can check and Mark indoors without re-checking and directly using unmanned aerial vehicles.
At the same time, the UAV can also carry megaphone, low-altitude patrol, shouting and driving away.
In the daily State, it is also possible to popularize the knowledge of plague prevention and control for farmers and herdsmen living around the plague investigation area.