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Latest Ebola News: China to use new test reagents to prevent Ebola

Written by Agencies |Published : November 29, 2014 12:24 PM IST

Beijing, Nov 28: Three home-grown Ebola test reagents are being tried in China after being given approval by the Chinese health authorities.

The reagents are made by Daan Gene Co., Ltd of Sun Yat-Sen University, Shenzhen Puruikang and Shanghai ZJ Bio-Tech Co., Ltd respectively. The products will be reserved for contingency situations, Xinhua quoted China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) as saying. (Read: Ebola virus is mutating rapidly say scientists)

The statement did not detail how fast the reagent can diagnose the Ebola virus infection but according to a Friday report from China News Service, the product from Puruikang has high sensitivity and accuracy. (Read: 8 tips to prevent Ebola infection)

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