It's difficult to determine if an infection is viral or bacterial. Without insight, providers may overprescribe antibiotics.
Supervised learning can model infection probabilities, powering a breakthrough blood test for infection analysis.
Is the blood test viral or bacterial? A doctor may not know and incorrectly prescribe antibiotics as a result.
Bacterial, viral, and fungal infections each cause different genetic responses in the body.
A blood test can measure the genetic response, and supervised learning can help model the probabilities of different infections.
With a test for infection type, doctors can provide better care.
Reducing inappropriate antibiotic use saves money and improves public health.