Machine Learning to Identify Monkey Pox Disease


  • Febri Aldi Universitas Putra Indonesia "YPTK" Padang
  • Irohito Nozomi Universitas Putra Indonesia YPTK Padang, Indonesia
  • Rio Bayu Sentosa Universitas Putra Indonesia YPTK Padang, Indonesia
  • Ahmad Junaidi Universitas Putra Indonesia YPTK Padang, Indonesia




Monkey Pox, Machine Learning, Kaggle, Classification, SVM


In May 2022, it has received by WHO reports from non-endemic countries on cases of monkey pox disease. Monkey pox is a rare zoonotic disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus that belongs to the genus orthopoxvirus and the family poxviridae, and also the variola virus. This study aims to classify patients who have contracted the monkey pox virus. We modeled an analysis of monkey pox disease and conducted comparisons utilizing a dataset from Kaggle consisting of a CSV file with records for 25,000 patients. The monkey pox dataset was analyzed using the correlation coefficient and the number of target variables.  Machine learning (ML) methods are used for classification by utilizing the K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN), Support Vector Machine (SVM), Random Forest (RF), and Gradient Boosting (GB) algorithms. This study resulted in the highest classifier Gradient Boosting (GB) algorithm with an accuracy value of 71%. then the accuracy obtained by Support Vector Machine (SVM) is 69%, Random Forest (RF) accuracy is 68%, and finally K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN) obtains 63% accuracy. This ML method is expected to analyze monkey pox disease so that it helps the country and government, especially the health field in assessing, identifying, and being able to take appropriate action against monkey pox disease.


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Aldi, F., Nozomi, I. ., Sentosa, R. B. ., & Junaidi, A. . (2023). Machine Learning to Identify Monkey Pox Disease. Sinkron : Jurnal Dan Penelitian Teknik Informatika, 7(3), 1335-1347.