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An innovative forecasting and dashboard system for Malaysian dengue trends

Jamil, Jastini and Mohd Shaharanee, Izwan Nizal (2016) An innovative forecasting and dashboard system for Malaysian dengue trends. In: 2016 International Conference on Applied Science and Technology (ICAST 2016), 11–13 April 2016, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Dengue fever has been recognized in over 100 countries and 2.5 billion people live in areas where dengue is endemic.It is currently a serious arthropod-borne disease, affecting around 50-100 million people worldwide every year.Dengue fever is also prevalent in Malaysia with numerous cases including mortality recorded over the past year. In 2012, a total of 21,900 cases of dengue fever were reported with 35 deaths.Dengue, a mosquito transmitted virus, causes a high fever accompanied by significant pain in afflicted patient and the Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the primary disease carrier.Knowing the dangerous effect of dengue fever, thus one of the solutions is to implement an innovative forecasting and dashboard system of dengue spread in Malaysia, with emphasize on an early prediction of dengue outbreak.Specifically, the model developed will provide with a valuable insight into strategically managing and controlling the future dengue epidemic. Importantly, this research will deliver the message to health policy makers such as The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), practitioners, and researchers of the importance to integrate their collaboration in exploring the potential strategies in order to reduce the future burden of the increase in dengue transmission cases in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-0-7354-1419-8
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: School of Quantitative Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Jastini Mohd Jamil
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 06:22
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 06:22
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/19561

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