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New Urine Test Offers Quick, Painless Check for Malaria

The Nigerian government is encouraging use of a new home test kit to diagnose malaria, in hopes that citizens don't assume they have the disease and self-medicate every time they have a fever. The simple urine test kit, containing five test strips, is available at a Nigerian pharmacy for $12. After urine is collected in the cup, the user dips a test stick in the sample and leaves it for 25 minutes. One line on the stick means the person doesn't have malaria. Two lines indicates...

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