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UK scientists devise 'one-hour test' for TB

 

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UK scientists devise 'one-hour test' for TB

Scientists in the UK say they have devised a new ultra-sensitive test which can diagnose the presence of the tuberculosis bacterium in one hour.

The test has been developed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA). Its developers claim the test can spot all strains of the disease and could reduce both the incidence and the consequences of the disease worldwide.

 

According to the World Health Organization, in 2008, an estimated 1.3 million people died from TB worldwide. More …