Breath test to detect malaria

Original article by John Ross
The Australian – Page: 9 : 7-Nov-17

Biologists at Washington University in the US state of Missouri have developed a procedure for detecting signs of malaria in infected people’s breath. They trialled their procedure on patients in a children’s clinic in Malawi. When breath samples were returned to the US for testing, it was found they had correctly diagnosed 83 per cent of those already known to be carrying the disease as a result of blood tests. Australian researchers have previously observed high levels of certain chemicals being exhaled by malaria sufferers.

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY,CSIRO,BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION,AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE

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