Now Test Your ZIKA Infection For Just USD 2 Only: Research Study

Now Test Your ZIKA Infection For Just USD 2 Only: Research Study


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: American Chemical Society

  • Date: 04 Jul,2016

Recently World Health Organization denied the comment of postpone Olympics game through solid comment is that “There is no need of postpone or move Olympic Games due to Zika Virus Infection. To raise out this concern and awareness experts develops method to Detect low level of Zika from Saliva sample for just $2.

According to story source:

To ensure their system would be highly selective for Zika without confusing it with similar viruses, the researchers looked for and found a stretch of genetic code that is nearly identical for 19 different strains of the Zika virus infecting people in the Americas but not in other pathogens. Then, with materials costing $2 per test, they developed a diagnostic system, which only requires the addition of water to operate. If the Zika-specific genetic sequence is in a saliva sample, a dye within the system will turn blue within 40 minutes. The test even works if low levels of the sequence are present.

Story source: American Chemical Society

Journal References:

Jinzhao Song, Michael G. Mauk, Brent A. Hackett, Sara Cherry, Haim H. Bau, Changchun Liu. Instrument-Free Point-of-Care Molecular Detection of Zika Virus. Analytical Chemistry, 2016; DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b01632

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