New diagnostic tests for Ebola expected in coming months

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Dr Ketan Patel extracts genetic material from a blood sample. WHO/P. Desloovere

Improved diagnostic tests for Ebola will be available in the coming months, according to an official of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The disease has killed over 6,000 people mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa.

A meeting has been held in Geneva as part of the efforts to improve diagnostic tests for the deadly virus.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

Duration:  3’13″

 

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