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Ebola updates…

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Several  rapid detection  tests for Ebola have been developed,  though they are not in widespread use at this point.   The goal is to have a test which takes minutes rather than hours,  and can be  used out  in the field.

A new two-step  vaccine  against the disease has shown promise in early clinical trials.   If it pans out,  this killer may be contained in the future.

UPDATE:  Here’s a  photo of one of the prototypes,  a cellphone-sized device which delivers results in less than an hour.

 

 

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Written by timeforthorns

April 21, 2016 at 11:51 pm

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