There’s Now a Rapid Zika Test in the U.S.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Texas has released the country’s first hospital-based rapid test for the Zika virus, according to two local medical institutions.
Experts at the Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital developed a test for Zikathat can identify the virus within hours. According to a statement, the tests can find the virus in blood, urine, spinal fluid and amniotic fluid.
Rapid diagnostics for Zika have been a major speed bump in the ongoing outbreak both in the United States and in harder-hit countries in the Americas.
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