How to Detect Infectious Diseases Like Ebola Faster

February 17, 2015 4:00 AM

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How to Detect Infectious Diseases Like Ebola Faster

When a disease is spreading fast, a quick diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death for patients—and everyone around them.

Yet today’s diagnostic tools often can’t keep pace with outbreaks. Currently, diagnosing infectious diseases like Ebola and plague, or even more common ones like flu and tuberculosis, frequently involves transporting samples to a specialized laboratory, where tests can take hours to complete, and re...

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