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Japanese reveal 30-minute Ebola test

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TOKYO - Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection. 

Health care workers at Elwa hospital's Ebola ward, run by French NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres, on August 30, 2014 in Monrovia

Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University say their process is also cheaper than the system currently in use in west Africa where the virus has already killed more than 1,500 people.

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