Using Data to Predict Dengue

2019 has broken dengue outbreak records—the Philippines, Cambodia and Bangladesh are facing shortages of testing kits and hospital beds.
 
To get ahead of hard-to-predict dengue outbreaks, researchers at Bangkok’s Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit are deploying cell phone data to cross-reference people’s movement with outbreak hotspots.
 
But to make the most of a data-driven approach, more figures are needed.

Tiny Singapore is a rare case where, armed with strong data, machine learning successfully predicted dengue outbreaks 10 weeks out. In places where key data—like dengue immunity—is lacking, these novel models will be slower to take off.
 
Asia News Network via Korea Herald

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