Could your fever, body aches, cough, and sore throat be the flu? Soon, finding out may not involve a trip to the doctor.

Right now, diagnosing the flu is something done at your doctor’s office or hospital and involves a gag-inducing brushing inside your nose to collect cells containing the flu virus. Then, either a rapid (but not very accurate) test can be run in about 30 minutes on the sample collected or the sample can be sent to a specialized lab where they can grow and identify any flu virus present in the sample over a period of days.

A new rapid test has been developed by Bradley Smith… more

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