Our Strongest Weapon Against Ebola Outbreaks is Battery-powered

New portable Ebola detector is 1000x more sensitive than standard tests

Scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus Makona (in red) from the West African epidemic shown on the surface of Vero cells (blue). Credit: NIAID

It starts with chills, aches and pains, feeling more tired than usual. Over the course of a week, these symptoms intensify: Red eyes, unexplained hemorrhaging and bleeding.

Ebola virus disease, though typically rare, has devastated communities in sub-Saharan…

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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