Artif Intell Med. 2023 Sep;143:102618. doi: 10.1016/j.artmed.2023.102618. Epub 2023 Jul 1.
The world has recently been exposed to a fierce attack from many viral diseases, such as Covid-19, that exhausted medical systems around the world. Such attack had a negative impact not only on the health status of people or the high death rate, but also had a bad impact on the economic situation, which affected all countries of the world especially the poor and the developing ones. Monkeypox is one of the latest viral diseases that may cause a pandemic in the near future if not dealt and diagnosed with appropriately. This paper provides a new strategy for diagnosing monkeypox, which is called; Accurate Monkeypox Diagnosing Strategy (AMDS). The proposed AMDS consists of two phases, which are; (i) pre-processing and (ii) classification. During the pre-processing phase, the most effective feature are selected using Binary Tiki-Taka Algorithm (BTTA). On the other hand, in the classification phase, ensemble classification is used for diagnosing new cases, which combines evidence from three different new classifiers, namely; (a) Layered K-Nearest Neighbors (LKNN), (b) Statistical Naïve Bayes (SNB), and (c) Deep Learning Classifier (DLC). Moreover, the decisions of the proposed classifiers are merged in a new voting scheme called Fuzzified Voting Scheme (FVS). AMDS has been compared against recent diagnostic strategies. Experimental results have proven that AMDS outperforms other monkeypox diagnostic strategies as it introduces the most accurate diagnosis according to two different datasets.