Next month, Stada, a German drug maker will introduce a test that will speed up the Ebola diagnosis, just within minutes. The process is believed to slow down the spread of the infectious disease. The test was developed and produced by Senova that will study pre-treated blood samples from patients.
According to Stada, the main use of the test is to diagnose the deceased, considering that their body fluids do not necessarily need to be pre-treated prior to testing. Contact with the bereaved families with their dead relatives is the most common way of the disease transmission. Hans Hermann Soeffing, owner of Senova said that merely throat swabs could suffice in performing the test.