Rospotrebnadzor developed system for quicker Ebola detecting


This system reduces the research period by 1.5 times and is highly accurate, Head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova told reporters after the IV meeting of Heads of sanitary epidemiological departments of the SCO member states.

Russia is developing faster and more efficient test systems for the detection of Ebola and a number of other dangerous diseases, Popova told reporters

"We have developed a new test system and are working on it now, which reduces the research period by 1.5 times and is highly accurate. We are developing a multisystem, which will be able to detect several haemorrhagic fevers, almost all that occur in Africa now," said Popova.

"The number of cases undoubtedly decreased, but we are witnessing the second peak, and further measures are taken. The Russian Federation is working actively today," said Popov.

Ebola haemorrhagic fever broke out in West Africa in February 2014. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone suffered from the virus more than other countries. In recent years, the cases of the disease have significantly fallen in some regions, which proves that the disease decreases.

According to the latest data of the World Health Organization, the number of Ebola victims in Africa exceeds 10.5 thousand people, more than 25.5 thousand got infected.

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