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Predictive Dynamics: Modeling for Virological Surveillance and Clinical Management of Dengue

  • V. Sree Hari Rao
  • M. Naresh Kumar
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Abstract

Dengue fever is a flu-like illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is fast emerging as a major public health concern. Timely and cost-effective diagnosis would reduce the mortality rates besides providing better grounds for clinical management and disease surveillance. Identifying the clinical features for early diagnosis of dengue would be useful in reducing the virus transmission in a community. In addition to the clinical features, obtaining the influential laboratory attributes and their range would aid in quick identification of disease severity in the suspected individuals. In this chapter a new alternating decision tree methodology which generates more accurate and simplified decision tree structures with simplified classification rules is discussed. This approach helps one to obtain the influential clinical and laboratory features which would aid in identifying the suspected dengue individuals and assess the severity of infection in them.

Keywords

Dengue Virus Dengue Fever Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Decision Node 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Acknowledgements

This research is supported by the Foundation for Scientific Research and Technological Innovation (FSRTI)—A Constituent Division of Sri Vadrevu Seshagiri Rao Memorial Charitable Trust, Hyderabad 500 035, India.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsJawaharlal Nehru Technological UniversityHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Software and Database Systems GroupNational Remote Sensing Center (ISRO)HyderabadIndia

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