BMC Infect Dis 2020 Sep 15;20(1):670. Epub 2020 Sep 15.
Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1040, New York, NY, 10025, USA.
Background: The 2014/15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa resulted in 11,000 deaths and massive strain on local health systems, and the ongoing outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has afflicted more than 3000 people. Accurate, rapid Ebola diagnostics suitable for field deployment would enable prompt identification and effective response to future outbreaks, yet remain largely unavailable. The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of three novel rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs): an Ebola, an Ebola-Malaria, and a Fever Panel test that includes Ebola, all from a single manufacturer. Read More