Hidden Cluster Detection for Infectious Disease Control and Quarantine Management
Yain-Whar Si; Kan-Ion Leong; Robert P. Biuk-Aghai; Simon Fong
2010
Source PublicationVisual Information Communication
PublisherSpringer
Pages159-172
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Infectious diseases that are caused by pathogenic microorganisms can spread fast and far, from one person to another, directly or indirectly. Prompt quarantining of the infected from the rest, coupled with contact tracing, has been an effective measure to encounter outbreaks. However, urban life and international travel make containment difficult. Furthermore, the length of incubation periods of some contagious diseases like SARS enable infected passengers to elude health screenings before first symptoms appear and thus to carry the disease further. Detecting and visualizing contact–tracing networks, and immediately identifying the routes of infection, are thus important. We apply information visualization and hidden cluster detection for finding cliques of potentially infected people during incubation. Preemptive control and early quarantine are hence possible by our method. Our prototype Infectious Disease Detection and Quarantine Management System (IDDQMS), which can identify and trace clusters of infection by mining patients’ history, is introduced in this paper.

KeywordInfectious Disease Contact Tracing Sars Health Care Information System Cluster Detection
DOI10.1007/978-1-4419-0312-9
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Language英語English
ISBN978-1-4419-0311-2
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Document TypeBook chapter
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
AffiliationFaculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Science and Technology
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Yain-Whar Si,Kan-Ion Leong,Robert P. Biuk-Aghai,et al. Hidden Cluster Detection for Infectious Disease Control and Quarantine Management:Springer,2010:159-172.
APA Yain-Whar Si,Kan-Ion Leong,Robert P. Biuk-Aghai,&Simon Fong.(2010).Hidden Cluster Detection for Infectious Disease Control and Quarantine Management.Visual Information Communication,159-172.
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