Dengue fatality prediction using data mining
Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus is life-threatening. In Malaysia, although necessary control measures have been carried out, the number of dengue fever cases keeps increasing. Among the measures, dengue vector control appears to be the most effective way to control the spread of the dengue virus particularly in Malaysia. The aim of this research is to study the current implementation of dengue outbreak control in Malaysia and predict dengue fever cases using data mining techniques. Real data on dengue fever and weather are collected from the Ministry of Health in its Perak Tengah district office and Perak Meteorological office respectively. Different data mining classification techniques are applied onto these data with the performance of each technique is measured. The results highlight the best performance among techniques used.
Keywords: data mining; prediction; dengue; classification.