The day the lab techs helped change the fate of a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Surveillance and rapid detection of an Ebola case are vital tools in the race to end the current Ebola outbreak.To provide quicker lab analysis needed for quick detection, heath officials expanded on an approach started dueing a previous outbreak but with only a single mobile laboratory. This time, multiple “mobile” laboratories that operate as extensions of the National Institute of Biomedical Research have been set up in field locations because closer proximity to outbreak hot spots speeds up the confirmation of a case.

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