It May Soon Be Possible To Detect Ebola And Zika Viruses In Real Time, On The Spot
Mobile and instant diagnosis of viruses like Ebola or Zika in the field may soon become a reality. Digital Trends reports researchers have created a device that can sequence DNA and RNA in real time, which can be used as a tool for identifying plant viruses. Potentially, it could also be used to ID animal and human viruses, too. The fast and accurate diagnosis technique is a first step to the detection of chronic viruses with a mobile device, which can be used even in isolated and remote areas.