In a first, scientists develop an AI tool to help doctors distinguish between infectious diseases

The tool can identify symptoms of dengue, malaria, leptospirosis, and scrub typhus.
Deena Theresa
Doctor analyzing online on EHR.
Doctor analyzing online on EHR


  • The study investigates both statistical and machine learning approaches.
  • WHO has categorized dengue as a "neglected tropical disease."
  • A prediction tool based on multi-nominal regression analysis and a machine learning algorithm was developed.

Accurate diagnosis is essential for the proper treatment and ensuring the well-being of patients. However, some diseases present with similar clinical symptoms and laboratory results, making diagnosing them more challenging.

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been used to diagnose numerous diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, chronic heart disease, tuberculosis, stroke and cerebrovascular, hypertension, and skin and liver disease.

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