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OUT NOW: first Ebola rapid tests

The Picture was taken in Conakry and shows a positive result (private)







The German rapid test manufacturer Senova GmbH in Weimar started the production and sale of an Ebola rapid test. The test is CE-certified and was recently validated in collaboration with Health Focus GmbH and its affiliate the Laboratoire Guineo Allemand (LGA) in Conakry.

The new test can be applied in the field, shows the result within 10 minutes and does not rely on electricity supply and expensive equipment. It does not yet detect early infection stages, but is a useful tool in case management and in diagnosing the infection in deceased persons.