In Children with Fever, Researchers Distinguish Bacterial from Viral Infections (image) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Caption Using microarray technology, researchers can distinguish between viral and bacterial infections in children with fever by profiling the activity of genes in a blood sample. While more research is needed, the new technology could one day help to identify the cause of illness and ensure that children get the right treatment. Credit Robert Boston, Washington University in St. Louis Usage Restrictions Credit to Washington University in St. Louis Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.