CDC makes faster test for enterovirus strain behind outbreak

October 14, 2014 10:01 PM

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CDC makes faster test for enterovirus strain behind outbreak

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a faster test for detecting a strain of enterovirus behind an outbreak of respiratory illnesses affecting hundreds of children in recent months, the agency announced on Tuesday.

CDC said the new test for enterovirus 68 produces a result within a few days, rather than the several weeks needed under the old test.

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