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Speeding Up Ebola Diagnosis in Sierra Leone: Transporting Laboratory Samples

One of the biggest early challenges to the West Africa Ebola response was to rapidly deliver critical laboratory samples from medical facilities to labs for testing. Public health experts knew time was against them—the longer it took to diagnose the virus, the longer people’s lives were at risk….

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2015
Speeding Up Ebola Diagnosis in Sierra Leone: Transporting Laboratory Samples
CDC staff at Bo Lab in Sierra Leone prepare newly delivered samples for testing.

One of the biggest early challenges to the West Africa Ebola response was to rapidly deliver critical laboratory samples from medical facilities to labs for testing. Public health experts knew time was against them—the longer it took to diagnose the virus, the longer people’s lives were at risk….

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