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September 27, 2005

New test for bird flu

Scientists in Singapore said on Tuesday they have developed a test kit which can detect bird flu infections in poultry within four hours -- a tool which could help health officials control the spread of the deadly virus.

In the absence of a vaccine, early identification of the virus is especially important, and current tests used by laboratories take two to three days and sometimes up to a week.

From Reuters.

Posted by dymaxion at September 27, 2005 12:31 PM

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