Utilizing Mobility Tracking to Identify Hotspots for Contagious Disease Spread A Case Study of UNITEN Students Using Google Map Data

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Yaw Mei Wyin https://orcid.org/0009-0006-6731-6407
Prajindra Sankar Krishnan https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9415-5262
Chen Chai Phing https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1742-0883
Tiong Sieh Kiong

Keywords

Hotspot, HDBSCAN, infection disease, COVID-19

Abstract

A significant global health problem nowadays is the incidence of serious infectious illnesses. An extraordinary humanitarian crisis has been brought on by the current COVID-19 pandemic, which has spread around the world. The spread of new viruses has put established healthcare institutions under tremendous strain and created a number of pressing problems. It is important to predict the future movement and pattern of the illness in order to decrease infectious instances and maximize recovered cases. This research paper aims to utilize mobility tracking as a means to identify hotspots for contagious disease spread. The study focuses on collecting and analyzing mobility data from UNITEN students using Google Map data over a period of two weeks. The paper describes the data collection process, data pre-processing steps, and the application of the HDBSCAN algorithm for hotspot clustering. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of HDBSCAN in identifying hotspots based on the mobility data. The findings highlight the potential of mobility tracking for disease surveillance and provide insights for public health interventions and preventive measures.

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