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February 24, 2015

Simple Paper Strip Can Diagnose Ebola and Other Fevers Within 10 Minutes

Simple Paper Strip Can Diagnose Ebola and Other Fevers Within 10 Minutes

A new diagnostic test from MIT researchers can diagnose Ebola within 10 minutes: The device, a simple paper strip similar to a pregnancy test, can rapidly diagnose Ebola, as well as other viral hemorrhagic fevers such as yellow fever and dengue fever. Existing tests take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining whether a patient needs immediate treatment and isolation.

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2015/02/simple-paper-strip-can-diagnose-ebola-and-other-fevers-within-10-minutes.aspx

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