Predictive Analytics to Combat with COVID-19 using Genome Sequencing
18 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2020 Last revised: 11 May 2020
Date Written: April 15, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak (nCoV) has created an alarming situation at the international level.
COVID-19 pandemic is now continuing to develop and researchers across the world are working to combat COVID-19 and to reduce and prevent its spread. Traditional pathological tests are used but they are time-consuming & also the number of test kits & centers is limited. Surprising thing is 60% of patients may not have any symptoms but still, they are SAR-CoV-2 positive & may work as silent carriers causing an outbreak of this disease. And a reason to worry is that there is no vaccine & exact drug for this disease.
Machine learning techniques can be used to analyze clinical data but again symptoms vary from person-to-person & accuracy of clinical outcomes is questionable. To tackle this problem, this the paper proposes a technique to detect the presence of SAR-CoV-2 in a person using genome sequencing.
This will accurately help to detect the presence of the virus, to develop targeted therapies & vaccines and also to learn how the patient will respond to drugs. This paper summarizes the primary survey of existing work & proposes a technique using predictive analytics to detect the presence of SAR-CoV-2 using genome sequencing to combat COVID-19. This system will be able to differentiate SAR-CoV- 2 from its other subtypes, such as MERS-CoV, HCoV-NL63, HCoV-OC43, HCoV-229E, HCoV- HKU1, and SARS-CoV regardless of some missing information and noise in the dataset. Thus the proposed methodology can be used by doctors & practitioners as a tool for making ease in decision making.
Note: Funding: No Funding.
Conflict of Interest: Authors don't have any competing interest for publication of this work.
Keywords: COVID-19; machine learning; predictive analytics; genome sequencing SARS-CoV-2; India pandemic
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