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Test uses nanotechnology to quickly diagnose Zika virus

20:00 EDT 9 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Washington University School of Medicine) Currently, testing for Zika requires that a blood sample be refrigerated and shipped to a medical center or laboratory, delaying diagnosis and possible treatment. Now, Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a test that quickly can detect the presence of Zika virus in blood. Although the new proof-of-concept technology has yet to be produced for use in medical situations, test results can be determined in minutes, and the materials do not require refrigeration.

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