WHO approves breakthrough 15-minute Ebola test

The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said on Friday. The test, developed by US firm Corgenix Medical Corp , is less accurate than the standard test but is easy to perform, does not require electricity, and can give results within 15 minutes, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said. “It’s a first rapid test. It’s definitely a breakthrough,” he said.

via ynetnews.com

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