Portable test helps identify refugees at risk of outbreaks

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Portable test helps identify refugees at risk of outbreaks

Dr. Aimee Summers organizes the blood sample collection containers with Kenyan lab technicians at the International Rescue Committee medical clinic in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who’s immune to certain infections and who’s not. Recently, Canadian researchers reported their novel tool worked pretty well at identifying people vulnerable to measles and rubella in a refugee camp in Kenya.

Portable test helps identify refugees at risk of outbreaks

Dr. Aimee Summers organizes the blood sample collection containers with Kenyan lab technicians at the International Rescue Committee medical clinic in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who’s immune to certain infections and who’s not. Recently, Canadian researchers reported their novel tool worked pretty well at identifying people vulnerable to measles and rubella in a refugee camp in Kenya.
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