CDC announces faster test for enterovirus D68
from The Hill
Federal health officials announced on Oct. 14 that they've developed a faster lab test to diagnose the rare enterovirus D68 amid a large outbreak of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the test would come in handy as the agency moves through a backlog of roughly 1,000 specimens submitted since mid-September. The new lab test will reduce what would normally take several weeks to get results to a few days. A handful of children have died while infected with the virus.
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