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Scientists Hope New Test Could Help Contain Meningitis Outbreaks

A test has been developed that could help diagnose bacterial infections including meningitis in minutes, but it could take several years before a cheap testing device is available to developing countries, scientists said on Wednesday. The new test could save lives, allow treatment of disease — which is difficult to diagnose — to start much sooner and reduce the risk of life-changing after effects, an international team of researchers led by Imperial College London said. "We would...

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